You can tell people are desperate and losing the debate when they start this kind of stuff. This thread is winding down. If anyone has anything more of substance to add, I'm interested. Otherwise, no thanks.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say