Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bloomberg keeps sweeping poor under the rug

NY Observer
The Return of Hooverville: The Deepening Crisis of Family Homelessness
".  . . 
The current situation may mirror the Great Depression in numbers, but today’s deprivation is played out not against a backdrop of 1930s austerity and thrift, but one of profligacy that revels in extravagances of all sorts, from $20 cocktails to $90 million condos. In Bloomberg’s New York, the streets may still be potholed, but every new bathroom seems to be clad in Calacatta marble.
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