Poverty, conscientiousness, and broken families

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November 2, 2011
by Bryan Caplan  
Posted in Commentary

"Right-wingers should spend a lot more time reading left-wing ethnography of the poor. It may seem strange, but when leftist social scientists actually talk to and observe the poor, they confirm the stereotypes of the harshest Victorian. Poverty isn't about money; it's a state of mind. That state of mind is low conscientiousness." (11/01/11)


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