Friday, August 12, 2016

Gun Viiolence And Poverty

Ottawa is investing an extra $606,000 to create more summer jobs in Toronto neighbourhoods plagued by a recent spike in gun violence. The money, they think, will create 105 jobs for youth between the ages of 15 and 20 in the city's troubled northeast area. In 2013 there were 22 gun deaths for the entire year. There were 27 each in 2011, 2014, and last year. This year there were 10 in January alone, and so far have been 22. The thinking is, "Poverty creates crime, so if we can find them jobs there will be less crime." Once again the political upholders of capitalism squirm to get out of a mess caused by the very effects of an economic system so dear to their hearts. The most they can achieve is to slightly reduce poverty and crime. What about an economic system where neither exist. John Ayers.

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