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Robert Solow: Rich & Ethical Society

Posted by admin on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Robert Solow Money Quotation saying we justify far too high levels of childhood poverty due to high cost to fix it. Robert Solow said:

For many years Americans have allowed child poverty levels to remain astonishingly high … far higher than one would think a rich and ethical society would tolerate. The justification, when one is offered at all, has often been that action is expensive: ‘We have more will than wallet.’
— Robert Solow

Robert Solow: Inaction Has it’s Costs

Posted by admin on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Robert Solow Money Quotation saying the costs of taking no action could be greater than attempting to solve poverty for kids. Robert Solow said:

I suspect that in fact our wallets exceed our will, but in any event this concern for the drain on our resources completely misses the other side of the equation: Inaction has its costs too
— Robert Solow

Robert Solow: Curing Children’s Poverty

Posted by admin on Monday, February 15, 2016

Robert Solow Money Quotation saying solving childhood poverty is a measure of caring for kids, even if expensive, it’s worth the cost. Robert Solow said:

As an economist I believe that good things are worth paying for; and that even if curing children’s poverty were expensive, it would be hard to think of a better use in the world for money. If society cares about children, it should be willing to spend money on them
— Robert Solow

Paul Ryan: Raised Poor, Stay Poor

Posted by admin on Sunday, January 31, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan @SpeakerRyan Money Quotation saying that since inception, government safety net programs have not helped to elevate the poor or win the war on poverty. Paul Ryan said:

We’ve been fighting the War on Poverty for 50 years now. And I don’t think you can call it anything but a stalemate. The federal government has spent trillions of dollars. And yet today, if you were raised poor, you’re just as likely to stay poor as you were 50 years ago
— Paul Ryan

Nick Hanauer: Not Slash Poverty Programs

Posted by admin on Saturday, January 9, 2016

Nick Hanauer Money Quotation saying reduce government bloat by increasing wages so poverty programs aren’t needed. Nick Hanauer said:

Let’s by all means shrink the size of government, but not by slashing the poverty programs, but by ensuring that workers are paid enough so that they actually don’t need those programs
— Nick Hanauer

Mokokoma Mokhonoana: Life Enslaves Poor

Posted by admin on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Mokokoma Mokhonoana Money Quotation saying The poor are most often beset by problems that money can easily fix, so they see money as the only solution. Mokokoma Mokhonoana said:

Life enslaves the poor by giving them problems that money can resolve, or, dissolve
— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

D.H. Lawrence: Money Poisons & Starves

Posted by admin on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

D.H. Lawrence Money Quotation saying the effect of having money is poisoning when you have some and draining when you are without. D.H. Lawrence said:

Money poisons you when you’ve got it, and starves you when you haven’t

— D.H. Lawrence

Bill Maher: Sick Culture of Wealth

Posted by admin on Friday, August 14, 2015

Bill Maher Money Quotation saying those decrying how horrible our poor are – fail to truly look at the ridiculousness of wealth and their effect on our culture. Bill Maher said:

We always hear about the sick culture of poverty — what about the sick culture of wealth?
— Bill Maher

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