Diogenes Not Biden It
12/12/15 8:18 am
Not necessarily. If you're jailed, you don't have to work at all to acquire those things. Roof, 3 squares, library, doctor, gym, free tv, clean sheets,... Heck, you can even earn some dough while you're there!
12/12/15 12:28 am
Govt benefits do not provide people with meaning in their life. Every human desires meaning, to different degrees. Selling drugs, traveling on vacations and driving fancy cars is more fulfilling than sitting on your butt & eating mac and cheese.
12/12/15 12:12 am
I wouldn't use the word "foolish." There are more factors involved than purely lack of individual judgement and/or intelligence. It's understandable that poverty breeds violence. Poorer education and poorer environmental conditions result in fewer opportunities. The incentive to commit crime becomes higher when people lack sufficient income, as they don't the means to legally obtain material wealth and there is less to lose in risking jail time or being injured or killed. And, when immediate need is great, long term effects are less frequently considered- just as all stressful situations can impeded rational thinking.
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