Re: Re A challenge to all Extropians/Free Marketeers

ChuckKuecker (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 17:16:43 -0500 (CDT)

At 13:06 4/27/98 -0700, you wrote:

>Below the poverty level in the U.S. means ahead of 90% of the rest
>of the planet, visit a large housing complex like Chicago's Robert
>Taylor homes sometime, you'll find the majority below the poverty
>line, with cars, color T.V.'s, VCR's, microwave ovens, and even
>cell phones.

All bought on credit, stolen, or bought with the proceeds of illegal
activity, unfortunately. These things give little comfort when you have to
share them with rats and roaches and drug dealers..Our poor might have
material things, but are still in true poverty in the healthcare and
nutrition areas in many cases. Not to mention the spiritual and educational

I think it's about time the CHA pulled those anthills down. I just wish they
had figured out where to move the tenants first..

Chuck Kuecker