[Hpn] Re: [nhhomeless] Re: [Hpn] NH affordable housing editor ial - Your opinion? FWD opinion? FWD

Susan Forrest SFORREST@APLA.ORG
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 07:07:27 -0700


How can I be removed from this discussion board?

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> Subject:	[Hpn] Re: [nhhomeless] Re: [Hpn] NH affordable housing
> editorial - Your opinion?  FWD opinion?  FWD
> 
> ``People don´t know what is happening, and they don´t even know that
> they don´t know.´´
> 
> Nowhere is this more evident than the economic sphere; specifically the
> free market globalization policies that are being imposed on the world
> community.
> 
> Focuses on how the environment is being destroyed at a phenomenal pace.
> Nearly 30 percent of the natural world has been destroyed since 1970
> with serious depletion of the forest, freshwater and marine system on
> which life depends. Although a growing population is part of the
> problem, increased consumption has been the main problem. Under current
> economic policies, if the world economy as it is now structured
> continues to expand, it will eventually destroy its natural support
> systems and decline.
> 
> The 1998 Human Development Report, issued by the United Nations
> Development Program deals primarily with the social consequences. This
> study reveals that only 225 people, the worlds richest billionaires,
> have a combined wealth equal to the poorest 47 percent of humankind.
> Equally iniquitous is that the three richest people in the world have
> assets that exceed the combined gross domestic product of the 48 least
> developed countries -- 10 million people.
> 
> The one thing at which the free, unregulated free markets are truly
> efficient in is transferring wealth from the many to the few. This is
> dramatically exposed right here in the United States, the richest of all
> free market countries. We have close to 200 billionaires, but nearly 20
> percent of American children live in poverty. Some 20 percent of our
> senior citizens live out their ``golden years´´ in poverty. The 1997 tax
> bill passed by Congress gave the richest 1 percent of Americans annual
> tax breaks averaging $11,000, nearly as much as janitors, salespeople,
> and food servers make in a year. The richest 1 percent of American
> families own more than 40 percent of the national wealth.
> 
> The United States now has the worst economic disparity of leading
> industrialized nations. This makes a mockery of our professed democratic
> ideals.
> 
> The government of this country is not doing enough to make sustainable
> development a realistic goal for every individual. The fundamental
> constraint to achieving sustainable development is social inequality and
> its associated evils: poverty and ignorance.
> 
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