Attack attitudes, not individuals

The cartoon ''The Rich-Poor Gap,'' June 23, seems to imply that those with plenty of the good life are separated from the needy by a failed or weak sense of ''conscience.'' Cartoonist Jeff Danziger seems to be blaming individuals when he should be taking aim at the attitudes and the situations that have produced the problem. The legal and illegal taking of property is probably the prime source of the troubles, but not far behind is the expectation that an outside agency will be a means of support. By healing these failures of conscience we will all be lifted into prosperity.

John Abbott Woodland Hills, Calif.

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