piatkow - 9:34 am on Jan 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
In the rest of the world, including western Europe, the very idea of a poor person-- as these folks unequivocally were-- owning private cars was simply unthinkable.
I remember my father quoting a definition of poverty in the 1960s
Sweden - not being able to put butter on your steak
USA - not having steak
England - not having meat
Africa - not eating