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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:40 pm 
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The UN report said: ‘Austerity could easily have spared the poor, if the political will had existed to do so.’ Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

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UK austerity has inflicted 'great misery' on citizens, UN says
The Guardian, 2018 Nov 16, Robert Booth and Patrick Butler

The UK government has inflicted "great misery" on its people with "punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous" austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found.

Alston’s report follows similar audits of extreme poverty in China, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Mauritania and the US. Donald Trump's White House administration launched a furious response after the US was accused of pursuing policies that deliberately forced millions of Americans into financial ruin while lavishing vast riches on the super-wealthy.

A common theme of the testimonies he heard was the impact on people’s mental health and feelings of loneliness and fear. "I was surprised by the talk of suicide, by the people I met who said they had considered suicide ... There are some pretty serious mental health dimensions."

In his conclusion, Alston called for "the legislative recognition of social rights" in the UK, a move that has long been resisted by UK governments but which is the status quo in countries such as Sweden and Germany.
(full article) https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/16/uk-austerity-has-inflicted-great-misery-on-citizens-un-says

A country without full recognition of all social rights doesn't have freedom at all.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:00 pm 
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Just like supply side, trickle down economics....Austerity programs never work. Ask Colorado Springs..lol ...You gotta invest, to grow. Somehow the corporate media has idiots like Joe, John, Slick and Bear refering to investing our money in ourselves and our communities as "Spending" and building bombs for corporate interests as "investing"

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:12 pm 
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I have always hated it when government uses the word "Investment" for anything they do. It is all pure spending period. It can be good or bad policy, but I personally never use the word investment for it.

So STFU and stop attributing falsehoods to me.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:19 am 
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Poorest dying nearly 10 years younger than the rich in 'deeply worrying' trend for UK
medicalxpress.com, November 22, 2018, Imperial College London

Professor Majid Ezzati, senior author of the research from Imperial's School of Public Health, said: "Falling life expectancy in the poorest communities is a deeply worrying indicator of the state of our nation's health, and shows that we are leaving the most vulnerable out of the collective gain.

"We currently have a perfect storm of factors that can impact on health, and that are leading to poor people dying younger. Working income has stagnated and benefits have been cut, forcing many working families to use foodbanks. The price of healthy foods like fresh fruit and vegetables has increased relative to unhealthy, processed food, putting them out of the reach of the poorest."

He added: "The funding squeeze for health and cuts to local government services since 2010 have also had a significant impact on the most deprived communities, leading to treatable diseases such as cancer being diagnosed too late, or people dying sooner from conditions like dementia."

The research team also analysed the illnesses that contributed to the widening life expectancy gap. Although they found that people in the poorest sectors died at a higher rate from all illnesses, a number of diseases showed a particularly stark difference between rich and poor.

The diseases that led to particularly large loss of longevity in the poor compared to the rich were newborn deaths and children's diseases, respiratory diseases, heart disease, lung and digestive cancers, and dementias. In 2016, children under five years old from the poorest sectors of society were 2.5 times as likely to die as children from affluent families.
(full article) https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-11-poorest-dying-years-younger-rich.html


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