The Origins of Poverty

Among those with any compassion for the poor, there seem to be two schools: those who believe that the poor face difficult lives that make it impossible for them to function and those who believe that the poor face easy lives, but are constitutionally incapable of meeting even those limited challenges for some reason.

2 responses to “The Origins of Poverty”

  1. Rachel

    do the people who hold the latter idea towards the poor really have sympathy for them? i always felt more of a bitterness with a side of pity…

  2. John Myles White

    Well, not everyone who thinks either of those ways necessarily has any compassion for the poor.