Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Views of Poverty, I

Those of us who work in the fields of employment and literacy inevitably meet people in poverty. If you are one of those who asks what makes many people with meagre incomes unwilling to do what it takes to move up the socioeconomic ladder then you might be interested in what Charles Karelis has written about the subject.

"The Sting of Poverty" is an introduction from the Boston Globe. Here's an interview (with a transcript) from American National Public Radio. I'm indebted to Vaughn Bell (no relation) for making me aware of this line of thought in his recent blog item.

It makes a lot of sense to me, for what little that's worth.