Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “poverty”

‘Stuck’ As Default of the Poor

Teen sex among the lower classes and the generational persistence of poverty

Posted November 21st, 2014

Poor And Foolish

How the choices of this impoverished NYC family dooms them

Posted November 19th, 2014

The View from Grub Street

A Pulitzer Prize winner on his self-inflicted poverty

Posted November 16th, 2014

Why Poor People Act That Way

Explaining the source of the hopelessness of the poor

Posted September 26th, 2014

When Poverty Is The Fault Of The Poor

Great Evans-Manning comment by Josh McGee on the “Why Poor People Act …

Posted August 1st, 2014

Why Poor People Act Against Their Long-Term Interest

A reader who comments here under the name Peg, and who comes …

Posted July 31st, 2014

The Virus Of Poverty Culture

If you haven’t seen Brenda Ann Kenneally’s amazing photographs of poor young …

Posted July 30th, 2014

One Heartbeat Away From Poverty

A friend of mine sent this in response to the Food Stamp …

Posted July 15th, 2014

Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Driving A Mercedes To The Food Bank

Here’s a powerful piece by a woman who had it all, and …

Posted July 14th, 2014

Family Finance: When Diversity Is Not Our Strength

Allianz, the life insurance and financial services company, has a new study …

Posted May 23rd, 2014

The Limits Of Cultural Nudging

Really interesting exchange here from the In The Big White Ghetto thread: …

Posted January 11th, 2014

In The Big White Ghetto

Kevin D. Williamson visits Appalachia, the white-people dystopia. Excerpt: Like its black …

Posted January 9th, 2014

The War On Poverty We Can’t Do Much About

Derek Thompson says that single parenthood is the most important correlate of …

Posted January 8th, 2014

Paul Ryan Gets The Holy Ghost

Has Pope Francis effected something of a conversion within GOP wonkster-in-chief Paul …

Posted December 23rd, 2013

Why The Left Can’t Speak To ‘The Dream Life Of America’

From an interview with the gay Catholic novelist Richard Rodriguez: Let me …

Posted December 19th, 2013

Talking Around The Education Problem

Laurel Sturt, a self-described idealist, quit her fashion industry job at age …

Posted November 26th, 2013

A Pope Francis Question

What if his interview had gone like this?: “We cannot insist only …

Posted September 19th, 2013