If we want a vital, creative society, we need universal dental care, too

Alonzo Osche

This was 2009. I had been unemployed for over a year. I’d left my job at Google in London in May of 2008 and I moved to Washington, convinced I’d get a job in politics after a few weeks of searching. But then the financial crisis hit. My savings were running low and I tried my best to stretch my money an additional month, two months, three months, until there was nothing to stretch. I applied to every job I could without success. I was living with my girlfriend, but she wasn’t making much, and since we weren’t married, I

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