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Letter of the Day: Third world country

<b>Third world country</b>

EDITOR: If you look at third world countries, you'll find that typically they have these common characteristics:

-#149 Concentration of wealth in a few hands.

-#149 An inordinate amount of their national budget spent on the military.

-#149 Few if any entitlements for the average citizen.

-#149 Limited education for most of the population.

-#149 Few or no regulations on businesses and industries.

-#149 A tax system strongly favoring the wealthy and powerful.

-#149 Few if any environmental controls.

-#149 Few if any protections for employee unions.

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