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The Two New Hampshires

Dec 4, 2013

New Hampshire Economist and Chancellor of the Community College System Ross Gitell is looking at the major demographic and economic differences between the rural and more urban parts of our state - a divide he says is growing. We’re talking about that, and his ideas on closing the gap.  


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Urban Squalor, it’s an image of misery: barefoot kids picking through heaps of smoldering trash or fetid water. With an increasing number of people living in such conditions in the world’s mega-cities, the question of whether living in urban poverty is worse than rural poverty is a persistent one. Charles Kenny- economist and senior fellow at the center for global development wrote “In Praise of Slums” an article published in Foreign Policy Magazine.