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  •  It's a pretty sad state of affairs when, in order (9+ / 0-)

    to convince people to feed other people, one has to put it in the sphere of economics. While all you said about the importance of feeding growing children is accurate, all people have to eat. And any country that would make up stupid excuses (class warfare, welfare queens, etc) to deprive people of food, is a very sick country. We liberals have to hit back, and hit back hard. This is insanity. And it never fails to make me cry.

    Your left is my right---Mort Sahl

    by HappyinNM on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 09:15:35 AM PDT

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    •  Ezra Klein has a good article debating equality of (3+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, kyril, HappyinNM

      opportunity vs. equality of outcomes. Essentially, he rightly says that they're interchangeable. Regardless, if you look at the polling, I think it refutes my logic, but not my framing.

    •  I said nothing about economics... (7+ / 0-)

      ...I referred to physiology, and the fact that malnourished children - and that extends to adults - may not find it possible to focus in school because of malnutrition's effect on the brain.

      Please note that while malnutrition has negative effects on any person, the potential effects on children are most often greater than the effects may be on adults.

      To me, access to adequate food and nutrition are human rights. It's a right that I've worked to make happen for people.

      The US government agreed that adequate food was a human right, when it signed the UN Declaration of Human Rights  in 1948.

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