posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 12:17 PM
Reply to VikingAnt - what in the world is up with the reply button?
I was thinking about this last night and wanted to post again:
I can't agree more with you regarding the waste of money and time on the obvious. However, you need some corallary's to create the dialogue. Once
established as fact, then the idea is to look further, beyond the obviousness of the "perhipheral" reasons ie: worse health ins, hospitals, diet,
etc. imo. This is not good ATS decorum, but I read a book a while back that I can't remember the name of (I will) - but the premise went along the
lines that the problem is cyclical in nature in that;
1) Poor neighborhoods have all (mentioned) inherited problems related to health.
2) Industry chooses (primarily when in urban enviroments) to locate in these areas, lowering health more, and decreasing property taxes.
3) Due to decreased property taxes, public schooling in these areas receive LESS than those say, across the river.
4) With public schools run by the students, education is terrible. The low paying factory jobs are tthe best option. One never leaves, and all
health problems are compounded.
Just some thoughts.
In the US, this is typical in many poor African-American communities, East St. Louis being one of the most egregious.
[edit on 20-10-2008 by ColoradoJens]