You know times are tough when people are contracting deadly diseases on purpose just to qualify for some help with the rent. Story here: The Men Who Want AIDS—and How It Improved Their Lives.
Actually, times aren’t really tough. Rather, the powers that be have deliberately cultivated this state of affairs to create a huge pool of cheap labor for themselves. If we stopped offshoring millions of jobs, and stopped importing a million un-needed workers every year, our unemployment problem would be solved in short order. And AIDS would no longer be seen as a viable career path.