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Ruth-Ellen Henry

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Should governments decide where the poor can live?

In Camden, London there are a group of 750 plus people that live of the state and can't afford to stay there due to new legislation which has come into force. These people can't find jobs at the moment so are reliant on the government to support them with housing costs. Due to this reliance the government has stated it will relocate this group to an area outside of London with even less chance of finding employment but lower housing costs. Surely a better way is to support these people to find sustainable employment? What do you think?

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  • Feb 20 2013: To a large or small extent, government (leaders) already determine where the poor shall live.
    They also determine who shall be poor.
    • Feb 24 2013: Thanks for engaging in the discussion Random Chance. I agree to some extent with your comment that the government determine who shall be poor; it's really up-to the "poor" person to expect more from themselves to continue to fight against the grain and crawl out of there situation with every last breath.

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