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November 20, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Kshama Sawant will have trouble changing ingrained inequities

Socialism is not the answer

The Times’ feature on India mentioned that beautiful country’s dichotomies, including grinding poverty, absence of electricity or running water and the lowly status of women [“India, one day at a time,” News Oct. 27]. Memorably, the paper’s two female reporters had to be extricated from a mob of “hundreds” of men.

Yet socialist City Council member-elect Kshama Sawant arrived in the United States, a free and successful country with a high standard of living, and rails against the economic system that made it that way. She is aggrieved [“Conlin concedes; Sawant to join council,” page one, Nov. 16].

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August 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Laid-off Boeing employees receive extra help

Extra benefits amount to socialism Something is wrong with this picture. [“Extra help if Boing lays you off,” page one, August 1.] So the unions got together and persuaded the federal government to offer these extra benefits to workers who may be laid off. To justify this by saying the loss may be from outsourcing is…

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