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What happened to the promise of better times?

There were “haves and have nots” when I was a child, but it seems to me there are now more “have nots” than ever. I’ve experienced squatters, hunger strikers and mass unemployment, so I can understand the present reaction to houses standing empty and poor housing, not to forget the increase of gated cities. And for me the most distressing part of my visit was the very sad sight of so many people sleeping on the streets – a lot of them so young.