the crisis we are facing in boston (and around the united states and world) is what i describe as a “vicious cycle: poverty, lack of education, violence, addiction, mental illness.” this has been described by many people, but i’m not sure if anyone has used this framework.
take a look at the two graphics below and you’ll see what i mean.
so how do we turn the “Vicious Cycle: Poverty, lack of education, violence, addiction, mental illness” into a “Virtuous Cycle: Financial stability, high quality education, non-violence, non use of substances, and mental health?”
What do you think?
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Philip Albert Lederer MD