NJ Desperate victims of the economic slump living in woods

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    In scenes reminiscent of the Great Depression these are the ramshackle homes of the desperate and destitute U.S. families who have set up their own 'Tent City' only an hour from Manhattan.

    More than 50 homeless people have joined the community within New Jersey's forests as the economic crisis has wrecked their American dream.

    And as politicians in Washington trade blows over their country's £8.8 trillion debt, the prospect of more souls joining this rag tag group grows by the day.

    Building their own tarpaulin tents, Native American teepees and makeshift balsa wood homes, every one of the Tent City residents has lost their job.

    Read more, see picks 2011 Great Depression : America's city of broken dreams: 50 jobless and destitute people set up forest community on New York's doorstep | Mail Online
     
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    Good for them. Plenty of wood for heat when the winter comes.
     

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