Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “poverty”

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

Mrs. Jellyby Goes On A Mission Trip

Mrs. Jellyby is a character in Dickens’s Bleak House. She’s forever going on …

Posted August 1st, 2013

The Clap Map

A reader posts the above map from the CDC, tracking 2011 gonorrhea rates. …

Posted July 24th, 2013

‘Missionary’ Culture & Child-Rearing

In 2005, scholar Kay S. Hymowitz reviewed the social science literature on …

Posted July 10th, 2013

‘Throw Me Some Brocade, Mister’

Crescat, a Catholic blogger, is tired of Pope Francis’s style. Excerpts: It’s …

Posted July 9th, 2013