Topic: economic conditions
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July 30, 2013 at 5:58 AM
Republican politics needed
Lynne Varner’s column states that a number of factors drive success, or lack thereof, including education and family conditions and thriving communities and cities. [“Scaling the income ladder: the geography of success,” Opinion, July 26.]
Varner’s solution is to break through barriers by offering better economic conditions to the parents of struggling, low-income students.
Therein lies the catch! Do you offer them the liberal, socialistic approach that has led to the likes of Chicago and Detroit or support a more capitalistic approach?
Most cities with high rates of poverty have a history of not electing Republican mayors.
Dick Applestone, Bellevue
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