Sunday, September 18, 2005

Washington Post: Our Rules vs. The Poor

As usual, William Raspberry gives percipient analysis of the context of a grave social problem; in this case, the prevalence of anti-social behavior in poor communities. This short study of looting in Post-Katrina New Orleans and the commentary of University students reveals something interesting about the gap between rich and poor in America. The rules which govern those who see themselves in a desperate struggle for survival are in fact different from those who do not. This is the likely the shortest piece of essential reading for any who seek to make educated comment on the current state of affairs among the urban poor in America and potential methods of improvement.


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