Read This, in The Atlantic, and Pay Heed

Poverty is not about your character or how hard you’re willing to work. And getting out of it isn’t, either.

It takes years.

I had the briefest brush with poverty in the early 80s, after I lost my job in the Reagan Recession. I wasn’t trapped in generational poverty, just broke for a couple of long, cold years. But even that brief brush took nearly a decade to recover from.

Later,

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