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The Brink of Moral and Economic Bankruptcy

Published on April 30, 2017 by Paul Ciano

Marian Wright Edelman, 1983:

You are graduating into a nation and world teetering on the brink of moral and economic bankruptcy. Since 1980, our President and Congress have been turning our national plowshares into swords and been bringing good news to the rich at the expense of the poor… Children are the major victims. Our misguided national and world choices are literally killing children daily… Yet governments throughout the world, led by our own, spend over $600 billion a year on arms, while an estimated 1 billion of our world’s people live in poverty and 600 million are under- or unemployed. Where is the human commitment and political will to find the relative pittance of money needed to protect children?

Paul Ciano

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