Poverty Nonsense

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    Who's Responsible for Black Poverty?

    "Here are my several two-part questions: Is having babies without the benefit of marriage a bad decision, and is doing so likely to affect income? Are dropping out of school and participating in criminal activity bad decisions, and are they likely to have an effect on income? Finally, do people have free will and the capacity to make decisions, or is their behavior a result of instincts over which they have no control? As a black person, I'm glad that the message taught to so many of today's black youths wasn't taught back in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when the civil rights struggle was getting into gear. The admonishment that I frequently heard from black adults was, "Be a credit to your race."


    Poverty Nonsense by Walter E. Williams


    Walter E. Williams is the John M. Olin distinguished professor of economics at George Mason University, and a nationally syndicated columnist.
     
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    Working Poor Growing In US...
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    Report says ranks of nation's working poor are increasing
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - Nearly a third of such families struggle to pay for necessities
    See also:

    Pope worries about gap between the rich and poor
    Mon, Jan 7, 2013 — Pope Benedict XVI urged world leaders on Monday to try to reduce the growing gap between the rich and the poor in regions such as Europe as they reform their economies.
     
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    You may have the cart before the horse. Robbing liquor stores is not what makes you poor. It's being poor that makes you rob liquor stores.

    If you are born poor, that's hardly your fault, is it? And if you are poor, you are more likely to commit a crime. Rich people don't hold up liquor stores. They rob banks from the inside and get the politicians in their pockets to protect them.
     
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    Hey, your back!
     
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    if being poor = being a criminal , then the crime rate would have been at least triple during the depression

    you are illogical at best
     
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    See sig pp1- Reaganism has killed the nonrich and the country- Worst rich/poor gap and upward mobility ever! Pub dupes....

    The poorer, the more true.
     
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    You pull a number out of your ass and I'm the one who is illogical?

    Solve poverty, and you solve a lot of crime. Solve crime, you have not solved poverty.

    And, uh, I hate to be the bearer of bad news and good logic, but...

    http://www.ushistory.org/us/48e.asp
     
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    I really hate that the bankers have not paid for the housing bubble but were actually rewarded for it....
     
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    http://cid.bcrp.gob.pe/biblio/Papers/NBER/2007/enero/w12825.pdf
     
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    Old thread.
     

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