Poverty As We Know It, A Creature of the State?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Scratching By: How Gov't Creates Poverty As We Know It.
  2. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Long article that states the obvious.
    Just this weekend, I went down to Houston and showed my wife where I worked when we first met in college.
    It was a new world to her.
    She asked why so many homeless men were sitting in one spot?
    I explained that it was a gathering spot for people to get cash day jobs.
    40 yrs later,the same spot is still used for people looking for day labor.
    I could blather on, but when people are given things for free they are just letting the slave shackles slip smoothly onto their ankles.

  3. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Houston and another major factor in poverty.


  4. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    A Libertarian Approach

    Dr. Steve Horwitz presents his ideas based on 3 elements
    1) eliminate all minimum-wage and occupational-licensure laws.
    2) open up the public schools to competition, if not outright abolishing them.
    3) end the War on Drugs.

    Read the article for the specifics as to why and how concerning those 3 items.
  5. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Isn't it anybody's job to check stuff like that??
  8. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    Interesting video. So why do we need to redistribute wealth....
  9. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Here's a start and then should you choose, this might prove worthwhile.