If you want the deprivations of poverty to end, Theodore Dalrymple has the necessary insight. Unfortunately, few people really want the last formulation unless they can be part of the first or second.
It has been noted before and is noted again.
The culture of poverty is many things… Having one of those things doesn’t necessarily mean you are part of that culture…But if you are a single parent with multiple children by multiple fathers, and a high school dropout, with a record, then chances are you are part of that culture…
…We know what it takes to be successful in America. What we can never know is how to make people want to be successful.
(Dec’14) Mugwump says the underclass no longer respects work.