American Intercity Ghettos: Third World Countries?

posted Aug 7, 2010, 6:27 PM by Chas F. Adams
"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free!"

Quite recently our church hosted a wonderful organization that seeks to address  one of the more serious of our longstanding cricses, that even the Obsns Administration is still, like the Bush Administration, (and all administrations before it), greviously understating -- and therefore underaddressing:  intercity unemployment, undereducation, underdevelopment and family disintegration.

If these intercity (Ghetto?) problems are misunderstood, and the "solutions" proposed are based upon false beliefs mis-grounded in erroneous non-facts, the ill-directed policies will surely fail.  Let's make a few comparisons, based upon different "models" of what's right and what's wrong, and thereby see profoundly different results.

the USA is profoundly understating the extend of American unemployment (as well as underemployment) in general -- because it is not "measuring" either those who are so discouraged they were once either or both employed but now unemployed AND those many who see so many of their friends and relatives who are unsuccessfully seeking employment, that they, themselves, are not even trying either!  Nor is it "counting" or measuring the millions who are regularly and/or "structurally" underemployed.

The American Economy -- indeed much of the whole world economy, and many if not most of the individual nations -- are near basket cases.  So say we will see a "double dip" -- a second recession.