179 – “Being born elite in the US gives you a constellation of privileges that very few people in the world have ever experienced. Being born poor in the US gives you disadvantages unlike anything in Western Europe and Japan and Canada.”

David Levine

See Source Notes for further reading on this subject if you are interested.

Quote Number: 214

Source: The Blue Street Journal

Source Notes:
Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town, by Brian Alexander (Note: I have not read this book, but I read a fairly extensive review, here)
Online Articles
Americans blame homeless for their poverty, study reports
2-The Myth of Professional Beggars
3-Most Americans get Free Stuff from the Government
4-The Shame of the Mortgage-Interest Deduction
Why I Make Terrible Decisions, Or, Poverty Thoughts
6-How Some Kids Escape Poverty
7-Paul Ryan’s War on the American Dream
8-American Policy Fails at Reducing Child Poverty because it Aims to Fix the Poor
9-The Poor are Treated like Criminals Everywhere, Even the Grocery Store
10-In the Shopping Cart of a SNAP Household: Not What the New York Times Reported
11-Laziness isn’t Why People are Poor. And iPhones aren’t why they Lack Healthcare
12-How Sociopathic Capitalism Came to Rule the World
13-Why Workers Won’t Unite
14-A Strong Welfare State Produces More Entrepreneurs
15-The Case for Reparations


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