Sunday, June 26, 2011

* Split-level Poverty

One of the damning  statistics of my youth sounded like this: For the price we paid for the Viet Nam war we could have built every citizen of North Viet Nam and South Viet Nam a  9-room, air-conditioned, split level house.

Similarly, Mr. Kristoff's heart-rending story  of a  starving African mother and her children (link above to today's NYT article), raises  equally disturbing questions:  For the price of one application on every cell phone in the world,  could we  feed the starving?

The problem  now is not war, it is greed.

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