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To the Editor: Wealth

April 2, 2014

The world’s 85 wealthiest people have as much money as the 3.5 billion poorest people on the planet — half the Earth’s population.” That’s according to Oxfam’s latest report on the risks of the widening gap between the super-rich and the poor.

The report, titled “Working for the Few,” was released Monday and was compiled by Oxfam — an international organization looking for solutions against poverty and injustice.

Often, I sense that those of wealth, regardless how that wealth was acquired, seem to believe themselves beyond questioning regarding their public actions and utterances. I believe a relatively recent, most obvious example was the campaign of Mitt Romney for president. Sadly, I believe that the current resident of the White House has succumbed to the same malady, regardless of his often-reiterated story of his early childhood.

Richard Kanak
Cherry Valley, Ill.

From the April 2-8, 2014

 

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