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Aug. 14th, 2008

03:14 pm - Upsetting conversation

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Date:August 16th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)

Re: I find it interesting


I feel that frequently people who are poor are making choices that directly lead to their state and that they frequently continue to make poor choices over and over again.

I also think that intervention programs that do not address this fundamental issue are bound to fail. And I think state run intervention programs are inherently bad because they both have a tendency to hand out money without helping people make better choices, and because they tend to create situations in which the people are even less likely to make good choices either because they feel obligated or feel like they are a burden.

The state is run by people with a lot of political and economic power. It will always choose to do things such that those people stay in power and the people who are not in power will never get it.

The state is a tool for maintaining the concentration of wealth and power I complain about. It would be against the interests of the state for it to be otherwise.

I guess if you find these opinions of mine disappointing, you'll just have to stay disappointed in me for having them.

Edited at 2008-08-16 12:09 am (UTC)
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Date:August 16th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)

'disappointing' opinions about poor people


daisykitten deleted her posts, but she was talking about opinions I have about poor people that I've posted previously that she considers 'disappointing'.

I believe that she's referring to this post.

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