by Smitty (h/t DH's blog)
[Iain Duncan Smith]'s big idea is very simply stated. Poverty is not simply an absence of money. Rather, it is bound up with a whole set of other circumstances: lack of qualifications, demoralisation, family break-up, substance abuse, fatherlessness. It follows that you do not end poverty by giving money to the poor: a theory that British welfarism has amply demonstrated over 60 years. Only when you tackle poverty holistically will you facilitate meaningful improvement.
#41: The sweet spot - Mark Steyn quotes Charles Granata on the quality of Sinatra's voice in "I'll Be Around": This moment is one of the pluperfect examples (in my opinion) of th...
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