Poverty? What Poverty
Let's see, "poor" people may also have subprime mortgage, auto, furniture & student loans they can't repay either? Not to mention credit card limits they'll never repay?
Say ... doesn't that sound a lot like the sharecropper business model? Or lifelong serfs tied to the coal company's store?
Who knew that NeoCon capitalism means Central Planning! (By business "owners" run amok.)
Seems that the only time WE fail is when we collectively allow presumed process owners to think they actually own social processes. Didn't Churchill say that was a General rule about war? :)
In unrestrained capitalism, there's nothing like capturing the customer.
(And then underutilizing human capital.)
And, so much for owning land as a guarantee!
No matter what a host achieves, the parasite's goal is to own the process for owning it.
Anyone who can't escalate social immune defenses to whatever level needed, can't compete in the host/parasite evolutionary spiral (especially when your own family will always be the source for some of it's own parasites)!
Much of the time, even our own left & right hemispheres are their own worst enemies, so practiced coordination is our only salvation path.
Every process is too important to be left to the presumed process owners! Can we go back to teaching that to all Lilleputians in Kindergarten? And reinforcing it throughout their lives? Without the return on coordination, we'll doom our entire population to being poorer than they need to be. Indeed, what part of relativity do the 1% not understand. Being the richest 1% in a constrained population demonstrates only a poverty of imagination. Those poor rich people!