On what many view as the cause of poverty

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” Why do poor people make so many bad decisions? It’s a harsh question, but look at the data: poor people borrow more, save less, smoke more, exercise less, drink more and eat less healthily. Why? Margaret Thatcher once called poverty a personality defect. Though not many would go quite so far, the view that there’s something wrong with poor people is not exceptional ”

Rutger Bregman, ‘Utopian thinking: the easy way to eradicate poverty’, The Guardian

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