Few claims are more obvious than "Being poor is a reason to save money, work hard, and control your impulses." The right lesson to draw, rather, is that social scientists need to search for factors that cause both poverty and irresponsible behavior. Such as? Low IQ, low conscientiousness, low patience, and plain irrationality.
Isn't this just "blaming the victim"? No, it's something more radical: disputing the poor's presumptive status as "victims."
Sábado, Julho 28, 2012
Poverty and Behavior
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