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Fundamental attribution error and inequality July 6, 2017

Posted by hslu in Economics, education, Social Issues.
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Why do we think poor people are poor because of their own bad choices?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/05/us-inequality-poor-people-bad-choices-wealthy-bias?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

The article didn’t talk about public policies which are partly responsible for creating the inequality in the first place. Requring food stamp holders to work for the benefits will reduce the number of people in the program. A recent report documented this.

Unless someone is didabled, ask him or her to work for his or her benefit will help build his/her character and working experience so that he/she can return back to the workforce and make a living instead.

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