Excellent op-ed on poverty

From the NYT: Poverty Is Not a State of Mind.

Just a sampler: "Poverty is a demanding, stressful, depressive and often violent state. No one seeks it; they are born or thrust into it. In poverty, the whole of your life becomes an exercise in coping and correcting, searching for a way up and out, while focusing today on filling the pots and the plates, maintaining a roof and some warmth, and dreading the new challenge tomorrow may bring".

If the response to poverty continues to be based upon a "blame the victim" logic, nothing is really going to change. And the whole ballyhoo about "traditional family"? Spare me…

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