In fact, it actually contributes to poverty by rationalizing away individual responsibility for your circumstances in life. The government can undertake welfare schemes, capital investments For injections in the economy , and can reduce Bank Rates and reserve ratios to increase credit supply in the economy. Don't get pregnant at 18 or drop out of high school. Do you have certain life experiences that you've overcome? In America, no matter what your impoverished circumstances may be, you can choose to pursue the American Dream and become successful and wealthy. My mother was a meth addict and a prostitute.
It bugs me to hear women around here say they would rather not work and just collect their food stamps. However in this country, I believe and have experienced poverty as a choice. Those who push this ideology either do not know any better or have an agenda to keep the poor poor. And those that make choices that lead to them being impoverished, often times, that's the only thing they know. That's, as pointed out, is poverty as a consequence.
This set of people always have problems of time management, financial management and misplaced priority. Choosing to be in poverty is the same as choosing to not work hard to get out of it. I know what its like to be poor! They had zero money, zero food. My dad knew no English when we arrived. Individual responsibility, behaviors and habits are irrelevant. Today we have people who were poor but now they are rich. This is what I mean by structural causes of poverty and inequality.
While being born into poverty isn't a choice, staying there is. Did you make resolutions or goals for the new year? Such feat should inspire all of us. However, in my view, their reluctance stemmed from a fear of the unknown, and of taking risks. A child who lives in poverty does not have a stable address to call home. Do Something Different The first and most important thing to create the life you want is to do something different.
That is most noble, no doubt. And should be taken care of by the healthy and able members of their families. Then you wake up one day and the city is flooded with vendors. This results in many people that aren't capable of functioning in most of society becoming marginalized and slipping through the cracks into faceless poverty. A year later, my views have changed. The endgame is to maximize profit at the expense of the ordinary worker, many of whom are impoverished to begin with. Some people are always eager to blame others for their condition instead of rising up and face the challenge life has thrown at them.
Some people are born into poverty while others are born well-off. You are not going to be making any extra friends with that statement but you are absolutely right. Others could hate the way they are living in poverty but don't have the qualifications or the skills to change it, or they could just be lazy and complain about being in it. It depends on the person, the circumstances and the place that they live. The government would take every penny from the middle and lower classes and then redistribute that money amongst the middle and lower classes, while the elitists would continue to transfer wealth and power to their control. Wealth redistribution will not fix the problem of poverty, it will reinforce its grasp on the middle and lower class and remove every opportunity for financial advancement and individual success. In fact, a couple where one works full time and one works half time will be earning above the poverty line and that stays true even if they have one child.
They rightfully can blame their parents' terrible genetics or their mothers' terrible habits during the pregnancy. If you're born with a severe medical condition or gets injured in an accident which isn't your fault, you can also get too injured or sick to being capable to work. Check out my post on to get you started. If you have kids, you need to think about them too. In fact, poverty and other social miseries are in large part due to , which is how society functions at a macro level. Start with a List What is it that you want to do with your life? The state recognizes too that it needs to have a highly educated population to keep the engines of growth running.
Such claims also ignore a large body of sociological science. They don't have the money to afford colleges, barring insane scholarships, even if they do get it - and only a lucky few will get that anyway. The view is that poverty is a structural phenomenon. Yes, it is a choice. First, the poverty of other people is often a result of self-serving interests on the part of the powerful. Some America's make minor mistakes at 17 and 18 that follow them their entire lives. This can also be called a culture of poverty.
News flash — no one ever got to the top without failing at least a few times on the way up! Some of our citizens receive life sentences for their crimes at 16 and some, suffering from affluenza get a free pass. If this can be achieved, even halfway, poverty can be cured. This is because poverty causes less expenditure, which means lesser revenue for firms, lesser production, and consequently low income and more poverty. However even in this situation, it is still a choice. They want them to get out of the city centre and go home.