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Inexhaustible supply

 

Regarding "Two-Wheel Revolution" (HCN, 4/28/14), I was amused by your comparison of Gallup to Santa Fe as to the prevalence of "small loan companies." The problems in Gallup are symptoms of problems in Santa Fe: elite concentrations of wealth and unsustainable consumption. As Voltaire wrote hundreds of years ago: "The wealth of the rich is dependent upon an inexhaustible supply of the poor." Educate the less advantaged. Don't sell them addictive products, no matter how lucrative the profits.

Doug Morris
Sonoita, Arizona