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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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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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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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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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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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:44pm

lifespeachy wrote:
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.

If we had "like" buttons, I'd "like" your post.

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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 3:41pm

No, Even if money was no object how would you eliminate poverty? The point is you can't, There will always be a top, middle and bottom class.. And my op is just a small piece of the problems that exist at the bottom, You seriously fix it by pulling them out of the category they're in? Good luck with that!

 

 

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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 3:48pm

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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 3:50pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Economic poverty will skip generations if the culture continues. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>By skip a generation, do you mean that every other generation will be poor?  How are you figuring that?</p>

You'd have to recognize that there is a poverty culture to begin with, And I know you don't. 

 

 

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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 4:01pm
"There will always be a top, middle and bottom class." -------- Yes, of course, and that is OK as long as the bottom part of the population has decent housing, access to healthcare, access to education etc. The depth of poverty in the US, South America and many third world countries is quite shocking and really not necessary.
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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 4:02pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Economic poverty will skip generations if the culture continues. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;By skip a generation, do you mean that every other generation will be poor?  How are you figuring that?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You'd have to recognize that there is a poverty culture to begin with, And I know you don't. </p>

Do you mean that every single poor person shares the same cultural outlook?  No, I don't believe that.  Do I believe that the generationally poor share certain similarities in the way that they relate to the world?  Absolutely.  Do I believe that this is a culture of "entitlements?"  Not really.

But I still don't know what you meant by poverty "skipping generations."

And unlike you, I've been poor.  I didn't like it.

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