17 Jan 2012

‘I Was a Teenage Janitor and Cleaner of Pots and Pans’

If you are anywhere near my age, you will remember the 1957 teenage horror films I Was A Teenage Frankenstein and  I Was a Teenage Werewolf, that starred Michael Landon of Little House on the Prairie fame. Well, I was a teenage custodian and cleaner of pots and pans, and

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06 Jan 2012

Are There any Poor People In America?

Fairness, class warfare, and social justice are bandied about as reasons for mandated wealth redistribution. There has always been wealth disparity in the United States. The Bible even says that the poor will always be with us. But how poor is poor? Even the Jubilee principle of returning the land

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01 Nov 2011

Poverty is a Self-Inflicted Disease

A few years ago, in the business section of USA Today, a story appeared that described how businesses are returning to some inner cities to set up shop. The article is encouraging. Real estate is plentiful and prices are low. Many who work downtown also live there. That’s the good

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13 Sep 2011

The Goal is to Keep the Poor in Poverty

The threshold for determining if a family is living below the poverty level in 2011 is an income of $22,350 per year for a family of four. Keep this number in mind as we take a brief look at some older poverty numbers. This will shock you. Well, maybe it

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13 Sep 2011

Governments Create Poor People

What? There’s poverty in America? The latest statistics are in. The number of Americans living below the poverty line rose to a record 46 million in 2010, the largest in the 52 years since the Census Bureau has been publishing poverty estimates. How is this possible? The Great Society policies

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