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Originally posted by Cabin
"Nearly all poor people are not criminals, although nearly all criminals are poor."
I hope that sentence makes sense.
I argued for a while in another thread about this particular matter and I could not create an argument, so I decided to make a thread about this question
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded -- here and there, now and then -- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as "bad luck".