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The wealth divide in Tower Hamlets violates our sense of fairness

A quick and thought-provoking article for those interested in Tower Hamlets and the economic divide. I wonder how my work in Social Care could address this intense inequality…

“Today in Tower Hamlets, rich men live 11 years longer than poor men. And cuts and austerity have a long way to run over the next few years. But those who caused the economy to impale itself on its own greed remain protected from the consequences of their behaviour.”

Article here: The wealth divide in Tower Hamlets is a violation of Britons’ sense of fairness | Giles Fraser | Comment is free | The Guardian.

2 comments on “The wealth divide in Tower Hamlets violates our sense of fairness

  1. jtlindsey
    April 5, 2013

    Not only do the well off in Tower Hamlets live an average of 11 years longer than the poor, but 50% of children in the borough are malnourished, poor children receive 12% lower test scores and the borough has an dangerously unhealthy urban environment. More here if you like:

    http://joshuatlindsey.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/state-of-health-in-east-london-42-takeaways-per-school/

  2. empathicurbanite
    April 5, 2013

    Thanks Joshua!

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