Alidar Jarok wrote:
You would be shocked and amazed by how many people would do EXACTLY that. There is an entire population of people in the inner cities who are defined by their ability to consume goods without producing anything of value to anyone.
I'm not quibbling with your overall post, but I am going to take issue with this. There are people in the inner city, small towns, and rural areas who consume goods without producing anything of value to anyone. By saying inner city you make it a racial thing when it sure as hell is not.
I kinda WAS making it a racial thing, insofar as it's a self-diagnosed problem of deep concern to the black community in particular. When you're part of a demographic that historians have occasionally described as "The labor reserve" this sort of thing becomes a hell of a lot more important.
Overall point taken, though.