Thursday, October 23, 2008

New York City 9th Most Unequal On Earth

A new United Nations report on the State of the World's cities finds that New York is one of the most unequal in the world, and the most unequal in North America or Western Europe. 'Ahead' of New York are cities in southern Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean. By contrast, Beijing is one of the most equal cities in the world.

Moreover, "The life expectancy of African-Americans in the US is about the same as that of people living in China and some states of India. . . ."

Want to guess on whether Mayor Blunderbuss Bloomberg will have anything to say on this?

See also: "Wealth Gap Creating a Social Time Bomb" in Britain's Guardian newspaper.

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