The 15-year average difference between wealthy and poor San Antonio zip codes is bigger than the difference between the average life expectancy in the U.S. (79.3 years) and Ethiopia (64.8 years), according to the World Health Organization. The health differences between neighborhoods in my city seem to me nasty and brutish. The disparity is an indictment of how wealthy — in the truest sense of the word — we really are today.

San Antonio just happens to be the most unequal city in the country by zip code comparison, according to a report by the think tank Economic Innovation Group.

By: Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express-News

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