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Taking the temperature of Detroit

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 24 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g485

Re: Taking the temperature of Detroit

Poverty is pandemic. It has an ever-tightening death grip on every country and reduces many lives to squalor and hopelessness. Why is poverty so ubiquitous and intractable? Perhaps our hubris and greed have blinded us to the reality of hunger and need. Lets renew our commitment to the Earth and its life by being stewards, caretakers, and friends, not landowners, bosses, and fiends.

Competing interests: None relevant

27 January 2014
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA