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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 03:56 AM

25. I say fix the economy and the values will take care of themselves

His persistent argument is that government programs do more harm than good and create a dependent class rather than alleviating hardship, because socio-economic differences are based on innate ability, not external circumstance. The white working-class has suffered a moral collapse caused in part by the sorting of society into rich and poor, with the traditional virtues surviving only among the formerónot by an economic battering at the hands of globalization, technology, and corporate power. Inequality is a natural state, and people at the bottom of society should either resign themselves to their fate, or else revive themselves through a moral and spiritual reawakening (likely inspired by their betters) that will allow them to rise above the lousy hand dealt them by their brain power.


This was bullshit from Moynihan, and is bullshit from Murray now that the white working class is getting hit with the same economic disaster that the black working class has been putting up with for 40 years.

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