Monday, August 17, 2009

More on Inequality

The debate on health care often skips talking about inequality. It has become hard to keep up with all the changes in direction.

If you take into account that one out of four children in NM lives in poverty we see that things like health care are important to flourishing. Not just for the children but for the parents. Unhealthy parents will obviously have a much harder time raising healthy children.

There is a lot of talk about working to end violence, obesity, drop-outs, and other problems with youth. But the reality of our inequality is often ignored. Not just that "kids in China don't have shoes" type of inequality, but the type that attacks your senses, often without you knowing it. There is a lot of interesting information in the video link above.

Here are some facts about NM Inequality. One of the important things is the NM is 6th in greatest inequality between rich and poor. And the site mentions some specific strategies to reduce that.

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