… is from my late, great colleague Walter Williams’s September 9th, 2020, syndicated column “Today and Yesterday“:
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The poverty we have today is spiritual poverty. Spiritual poverty is an absence of what traditionally has been known as various human virtues. Much of that spiritual poverty is a result of public and private policy that rewards inferiority and irresponsibility. Chief among the policies that reward inferiority and irresponsibility is the welfare state.
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