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Letter: A stark reminder of wealth inequality

It's been six months since the beginning of

It's been six months since the beginning of Home-Stat. What happens after 311 calls and requests for homeless assistance? Unfortunately, not much, the data shows. Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt

The Nov. 18 issue of Newsday contained an ad for a $30,000 watch next to a story about a law firm that charges almost $1,000 an hour.

On the opposite page was a picture of a homeless man with his bicycle, holding all his possessions. The juxtaposition provided a sad example of the division of wealth in our country, as well as our inability to effectively take care of some Americans who are most in need.

Dennis Griffin, Coram


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