Jacob Joesph Angelo Richardson, born April 15th, 1993. Philosophy and psychological studies undergraduate.
Dedicated to: politics, literature, music, film, philosophy, culture and science. I write and concern myself with my species. Anarcho-socialist, agnostic atheist and existentialist. Ask me questions. Think for yourself and question every answer.
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After all, if generous aid to the poor perpetuates poverty, the United States — which treats its poor far more harshly than other rich countries, and induces them to work much longer hours — should lead the West in social mobility, in the fraction of those born poor who work their way up the scale. In fact, it’s just the opposite: America has less social mobility than most other advanced countries.
And there’s no puzzle why: it’s hard for young people to get ahead when they suffer from poor nutrition, inadequate medical care, and lack of access to good education. The antipoverty programs that we have actually do a lot to help people rise. For example, Americans who received early access to food stamps were healthier and more productive in later life than those who didn’t. But we don’t do enough along these lines. The reason so many Americans remain trapped in poverty isn’t that the government helps them too much; it’s that it helps them too little." @1 day ago with 370 notes
For Lent I’m just giving up in general
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