Nobody is being prosecuted and thrown in jail for being poor.
I'm taking this a little wider than you intended, I apologize. Being jailed for being poor happens. For a well written, fact checked article on it, please see the following (warning: pdf)
For a more humorous, assuming you can laugh at the absurdity of it all, take on this, please see the recent John Oliver clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
But for personal anecdote, I remember riding a bus and hearing a homeless person rant and rave about how if you have no money, you are breaking the law here. It sounds silly, until you think about how in many places, if you don't have money, you have no place to sleep, and there are a wealth of laws prohibiting sleeping in public places. Or if you need a restroom and there are no public bathrooms available, where do you go? Or if you are in an area and not buying something, what are you doing? Loitering?
"about nine extra weeks of schooling"
. But don't let that stop you from your passive aggressive racism there.
“It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.”
How many molten sodium plants are operational
I was able to find two that were operational:
Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plan - US
Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant - Spain
which isn't as much as I would have expected. However, the these types of plants are relatively new, and molten salt is the latest and greatest in the industry, so it's not a total surprise.
If you are worried about heat loss, molten solar only loses 1 degree F per day. source: http://www.solarreserve.com/en...
If you didn't have to work so hard, you'd have more time to be depressed.