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The Other America: Putting Things in Perspective

By Larry James
September 25, 2008

In 1960, Michael Harrington wrote, The Other America, a book that shaped the domestic policy of both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Likely time for another book like that. There are definitely two Americas today.

Fact: Over the past 4 days at our inner city Resource Center, over 1,200 individuals stopped by seeking assistance with food, housing, utilities, transportation and other pressing needs.

Conclusion: Our economy is anything but "fundamentally sound" for these precious neighbors of ours.

What might happen if we woke up, rediscovered our best values as Americans and then moved forward?

"It's extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can't find $25 billion dollars to saved 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases." - Bono, rock star and anti-poverty activist. (Source: The American Prospect blog as quoted in Sojourner's)

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