The American Attitude to Poverty

…Here’s what is true. There’s a number of families that have incomes of less than $2 per day per member of family for some period of the year. Agreed, we probably don’t want this to happen, we quite probably ought to do something about it. But…

[I’m not thrilled to point any readers toward the article where I found this quote, since I think it suggests a tragic misperception of what the discussion (and challenge) is all about in many people’s daily realities, but as a scholar committed to rigorously document my sources, here it is.]

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