Re: Sure could use a little good news today

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 12:50:08 MST

> >From todays Investors Business Daily:
> Poverty for blacks lowest since '59
> The poverty rate for blacks in '00 as measured by the Census
> Bureau, was the lowest since the agency began tracking such data.
> About 7.9 mil were considered poor in '00 vs 8.4 mil in '99. Also
> the '00 median income of black households was $30,439 up 5.5% from
> '99.
> "A toast to Capitalism and the American way" <raises glass>

I don't know if this will rain on your parade or not, but did
that study count blacks in jail? Unfortunately, the "American
way" is decidedly anti-capitalist in the way it treats
entrepreneurs who provide products and services it doesn't
approve of, like sex and drugs, and the government is rather
selective in enforcing this anti-capitalist bias.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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