[Hpn] civic literacy

Richard Gurbin truegrowth@sympatico.ca
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 15:49:55 -0400


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A new article has been added to the CSAR web site dealing, in part, with inequality of life and
poverty.  It is a quick read and the first two paragraphs are presented here to help your reading
decision:


             The latest United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), which
             combines per capita income, educational enrollment and life expectancy,
             confirms that after a long run in the No. 1 spot, Canada is no longer
             what our Prime Minister is pleased to call "the best country in the
             world." Last year we slipped down third spot; this year, we remain at No.
             3. When the level of poverty and other measures of inequality are
             included, Canada drops to 12th place -- behind Spain and Italy.

             There is a message in these figures that we seldom hear these days.
             Despite globalization, European integration, the demise of state
             socialism and the ubiquity of the American model, the Scandinavian
             welfare state has not only defied those who predicted its demise, but has
             prospered.

for the entire article, click on "Civic Literacy" in section 5 of the following page

http://www3.sympatico.ca/truegrowth/legacy.htm

____________
Richard Gurbin, CSAR
Consolidation for Social Awareness and Responsibility
"We are aware.  We do care."
http://www3.sympatico.ca/truegrowth/start.htm
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A new article has been added to the CSAR web site dealing, in part, with
inequality of life and poverty.&nbsp; It is a quick read and the first
two paragraphs are presented here to help your reading decision:
<br>&nbsp;
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
The latest United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), which
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
combines per capita income, educational enrollment and life expectancy,
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
confirms that after a long run in the No. 1 spot, Canada is no longer
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
what our Prime Minister is pleased to call "the best country in the
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
world." Last year we slipped down third spot; this year, we remain at No.
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
3. <b>When the level of poverty and other measures of inequality are</b>
<br><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
included, Canada drops to 12th place -- behind Spain and Italy.</b>
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
There is a message in these figures that we seldom hear these days.
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Despite globalization, European integration, the demise of state
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
socialism and the ubiquity of the American model, the Scandinavian
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
welfare state has not only defied those who predicted its demise, but has
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
prospered.
<p>for the entire article, click on "Civic Literacy" in section 5 of the
following page
<p><A HREF="http://www3.sympatico.ca/truegrowth/legacy.htm">http://www3.sympatico.ca/truegrowth/legacy.htm</A>
<p>____________
<br>Richard Gurbin, CSAR
<br>Consolidation for Social Awareness and Responsibility
<br>"We are aware.&nbsp; We do care."
<br><A HREF="http://www3.sympatico.ca/truegrowth/start.htm">http://www3.sympatico.ca/truegrowth/start.htm</A>
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