Everything on the Topic of Suffering

2007 August 16

Misery index could determine level of suffering

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertdaoust @ 11:25 am

A piece of news from the Jamaica Observer:

MONTEGO BAY, St James – Arguing that there is widespread poverty in the country, Opposition Leader Bruce Golding has called for the introduction of what he called a “misery index” to determine the quality of life and the extent to which people are struggling to survive. 

“We need an index that measures the agony, the suffering, the pain and the frustration that people are going through,” Golding told thousands of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters at a mass meeting in Sam Sharpe Square, in this resort city on Sunday night.”

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, he added, was not interested in a “misery index”.

“I am not surprised that Mrs Simpson Miller does not have an appreciation for the level of misery that people are going through and I am not surprised that she is not interested in a misery index that would measure the pain and suffering that people are going through. You don’t need to go any further than in her own constituency to see the misery and suffering staring in the people’s face,” said Golding.

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