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sea California
07/26/15 11:44 am

In North Korea, primarily society. In America, primarily individuals.

Think Lovin Life
07/25/15 7:37 am

Who could have guessed that a majority of Democrats and delusional Independents (who are really Democrats) who excuse personal choice?

TomM
07/25/15 2:40 am

Depends on circumstances. In a free open capitalist society it's mostly your own choice (your parents etc counts too). Opposite in a socialist country like China or Venezuela it's mostly about being born into the right family, being at the right

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TomM
07/25/15 2:41 am

..place at the right time.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/24/15 11:22 pm

Poverty is caused by the economic system and leadership. Clearly some individual choices may, at times, play factor, but hard working people all over the world are impoverished right now through no fault of their own.

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Think Lovin Life
07/25/15 7:38 am

Poverty is perpetuated by lazy people who make bad choices.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/25/15 7:44 am

That's simply false. It's a foolish stereotype.

Think Lovin Life
07/25/15 8:05 am

Except it's true. I started dirt poor, and watched the lazy around me learn to mooch while I learned to change my situation.

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
07/24/15 8:16 pm

Poverty, in whatever form, will exist in every society. Period. That's how life works. Individual poverty is primarily an individual case of cause and effect, though the life one is born into plays a role as well.

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Think Lovin Life
07/25/15 7:40 am

Ok, and in the U.S., we can be born dirt poor, and die filthy rich. It comes down to personal choice.

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
07/25/15 7:48 am

Oh I understand that, believe me, but there is a correlation between personal success and, say, your parents' education or income.

Think Lovin Life
07/25/15 8:09 am

Wolf ... not always. My parent was uneducated, I determined myself not to continue the cycle of poverty and ignorance.

The problem is in large part do to learned behaviors like laziness and ignorance.

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
07/25/15 8:13 am

It's a trend. Not an always, just a sometimes. Nicely done being one of those who beat it.

Think Lovin Life
07/25/15 8:34 am

Wolf ... having been there and having beat it leaves me FAR less sympathetic with those who choose to stay in poverty.

They chose drugs and the gangster lifestyle, and now want handouts.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/24/15 8:13 pm

Both but predominantly personal responsibility

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