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It Is Being Poor · 2005-09-03

Isn't it disturbing? What do we learn from the south east Louisiana desaster? How could it happen, that people in the country with the largest gross domestic product, with the most productive industries in the world starve and die with no proper help, no helicopters, no law enforcement, no fresh water, not even enough busses? How could that happen? I tell you why: Those who need help are poor.

Isn't it disturbing that the pictures are so similar? It is one property that the victims in south east Louisiana have in common with those starving in Niger, those being raped in Darfour and those drowning in Bangladesh. It is the fate of being poor. The new point for me is, that it doesn't matter in what country you are poor. Isn't that disturbing?

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