[personal profile] twovectors
Can I recommend this article from, of all places, the Evening Standard.

Is is a surprising powerful piece on poverty in London - I actually find that the start on the article on pauper's funerals is a bit of a diversion from the main point of the article, so feel free to skip to below the first picture.

I found that one of the most striking points was the person who could not afford the £19 for his UCAS form - it would be weeks of saving for him. Also the way the article has of showing he lives in a different world - he simply does not see all the expensive shops - they are not in his world.

Date: 2010-03-01 10:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
How depressing.

Date: 2010-03-02 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
That's a devastating article. Thank you very much for sharing it.

I'm too tired right now but I think I'll do signal amp tomorrow - I think it's important that people read this.

Date: 2010-03-02 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] huskyteer.livejournal.com
Did you read the comments below? Revolting.

Date: 2010-03-02 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vectorious.livejournal.com
I try not to read comments, as I just get angry and frustrated. The ratio of good to bad is far too low to make it worth reading.

I think there needs to be a moderation system like slashdot has, as for all the fact I often disagree with posters, I rarely see the sheer (evil?) crud that are on virtually all other boards - crucially the negative ranking and hiding of posts on -1 is important.



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