RE: `capitalist' character values

From: Barbara Lamar (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 21:20:37 MDT

 Lee Corbin wrote:

<Do you have any idea of how many people each year starve
to death in the U.S.? >

Usually undernourished people's immune systems shut down and they die of
pneumonia, tuberculosis, or some other infectious disease. Tuberculosis is
becoming quite a problem in Mexico lately and in certain poor areas of the

< About how many children in the
U.S. starve to death each year? >

Once they're past the toddler stage, children tend to be fairly robust and
can survive on a very poor diet, although they may suffer from various
learning disabilities and other mental and emotional disorders. I know from
personal observation that some children have only the free breakfast and
lunch provided by schools, occasionally supplemented by what they're able to
steal from stores or scrounge from dumpsters.


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