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    • Vittorio Antonio
    • 20.02.13 | 19:53 (IST)

    The family is as one sociologist defined, "a cellular communitas" It is the cell of any national community. The highest priority of any state should be healthy families, meaning incomes that support a healthy existence in safe neighborhoods where children and adults can access health, educational and recreational facilities from birth to the grave. Instead of family security we have state security and corporate security where the economy allows only some families to have all the necessities to mature as healthy human beings. When families are deprived in order to sustain political and military institutions beyond what is necessary the people pay in terms of not being able to access basic cultural necessities, and the state pays in terms of crime, substance abuse, and many other social problems.

    from the article: David's Harp / Israel's poor, poor middle class
    First published 17:27 20.02.13 | Last updated 17:27 20.02.13
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