Re: `capitalist' character values

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 01:02:52 MDT


Are you going to deal with the remaining questions or continue
practicing debate tricks?


Lee Corbin wrote:
> Barbara writes
> > 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
> > U.S.A.
> Have any idea how many people each year die from tuberculosis?
> > 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.
> Well, "malnutrition" doesn't have the rhetorical advantages
> of "starvation!". But evidently it's a lot closer to the mark.
> (You've been providing some pretty good info... sorry for
> pressing my luck:)
> Have any idea of how many children in the U.S. are severely
> malnourished. Yes, I'm sure that government programs help
> out a lot in the sense that many children get their nutrition
> from programs. But we must remember that many of these children
> would be fed by their parents, if their parents didn't freely
> have a government program to take advantage of.
> We must also not overlook the fact that the U.S. government was
> paying about 20 billion dollars a year to young women to have
> children out of wedlock in the sixties, seventies, and eighties.
> Lee

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