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Depression Hurts

The end of what prosperity [Oct. 13]? For more than 20 years, working- and middle-class Americans have seen their jobs go overseas, wages diminish and savings disappear; they've had retirement funds stolen by companies going bankrupt or merging, and health care made unavailable as a result of cost. Suggesting that borrowing to live is the cause of the Wall Street collapse when the 400 richest people in the U.S. have as much money as several million average citizens shows ignorance of the greed and avarice controlling this country. Paul A. Heller, WASHINGTON, MICH.

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