Speaking of Poverty

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Speaking of Poverty
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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 9:18am

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130314/NEWS/303140038/IN-DEPTH-Study-County-s-poorer-kids-hit-hard-by-asthma

 

Poor kids have greater chances of asthma, Substandard housing being a contributing factor.  What would you change/add if money was no object?  What are your thoughts and experiences? 

 

 

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:41pm
The problem isn't that "the poor" believe that they are entitled, but that the existing programs are designed to keep them living in poverty.
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:40pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Economic poverty will skip generations if the culture continues. </p>

By skip a generation, do you mean that every other generation will be poor?  How are you figuring that?

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:33pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
No, I'm not saying we keep the poor poor, But there will always be the disparity of wealth.  Do you think that should ever be equal?</p>

Disparity of wealth is a result of our economic system. Do you realize that economics is about the distribution of SCARCE resources? Resources are, in fact scarce, and therefore economic disparity is a natural result. I think this is why your question is so confusing to begin with, because you're asking that the disparity continue regardless of the infinite resources, which sends kind of a Ebenezer Scrooge vibe down the pike, I'm not going to lie. 

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:31pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Yes, I did PKA, Read it.

You did what?  I have read your posts, btw....there is no clarification or answers in them, just more questions.

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:20pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
The culture of poverty is a set of beliefs and some of that is the belief/mentality:  once entitled always entitled, It exists whether you want to believe it or not and I think it's sad.  That's probably why we don't make headway when it comes to helping the poor either.</p>

So you believe that poor people are choosing to be poor because they feel entitled to aid? Is that what you're trying to get at?

I think poverty is too complex to have a single solution, or to be caused by a single factor. 

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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:19pm
"Economic poverty will skip generations if the culture continues." ------- Sorry, but don't you mean the opposite? If it skipped generations, it would mean that poor people would have kids who were not poor and then a few generations later they would be poor again.
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Registered: 02-20-2013
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:13pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
You're absolutely right Marla, I AM removed from poverty - no experience in it but we're not so segreated from it either and I don't buy the political nonsense that in orer to help those in poverty we must eliminate poverty!

Seriously? What exactly do you think the social justice arm of the Catholic church aims to do then, Jam?

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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:07pm

Deleted, Double post. 

 


 


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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:06pm

Economic poverty will skip generations if the culture continues. 

 


 


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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:02pm
"No, I'm not saying we keep the poor poor, But there will always be the disparity of wealth." ---------- It is possible to have disparity of wealth, even a large disparity, and still not having the bottom 20% living in abject poverty.

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