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Long, but I think it does a good job of rebutting most liberal theories on poverty.
1 posted on 09/07/2006 6:11:55 PM PDT by Jibaholic
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Good post. Mark for later read.


2 posted on 09/07/2006 6:16:40 PM PDT by khnyny (Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.- Winston Churchill)
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Good article, though I have one disagreement with the author. Meade's "hoax" was one which was perpetrated on her...the informants in her study, the young girls, came from a culture which prized joking, and she failed to see that. Interviews with the girls years later found this to be the case. As for Freud, well, it's pretty obvious that man had problems, and Kinsey was probably just looking for new things to try out! Marx, while he made valuable insights into the conditions of the working class in factories at the time, was flawed in so many ways its not worth discussing.


3 posted on 09/07/2006 6:31:33 PM PDT by anthropos
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4 posted on 09/07/2006 6:59:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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Great post - very well researched.


5 posted on 09/07/2006 7:52:27 PM PDT by Joan912 (Sshhh - you'll scare all the bugs away!)
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In a relatively free modern economy, the primary causes of poverty are broken families and substance abuse.

The two parent family is the number one greatest bulwark against entrenched trans-generational poverty.


6 posted on 09/07/2006 8:33:41 PM PDT by marron
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I highly recommend (if you can stand reading a lengthy book on economic theory) P.T.Bauer's book Equality, the Third World, and Economic Delusion. It's basic premise is similar to this article's.
7 posted on 09/07/2006 8:40:12 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Colossians 2:6)
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Excellent article!


9 posted on 09/07/2006 8:46:07 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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I just shared the basic premise of this article with the students in my high school class. They all understood - through the unfortunate methods of exposure and experience - that the premise was sound. Well, if I can save at least one person from a life from poverty, it's worth it.


10 posted on 09/08/2006 12:26:03 PM PDT by redpoll (redpoll)
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This information isn't new. I read the same data in "The Index of Leading Cultural Indicators," which was written by Bill Bennett, in 1993.


11 posted on 09/08/2006 12:33:47 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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