"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
IMO, if they are broke to start with, they shouldn't be able to have kids until they can properly care for them. If they were doing OK financially, and lost their job, for Pete's sake, we can't take the kids from them. Besides, people who usually fall down after financial stability, find themselves stable again before long.
It's the people that flat out refuse to work that I have a problem with.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug