Poverty As A Crime

I do hope we can grow beyond systems that treat people who are poor as having “deserved” it. There are so many examples of elites participating in criminal activity, so there is little room for saying that the elite was born better, though some elite crimes (like criminalizing the poor) are not punishable offenses (unless you are a militant revolutionary).

Of course if you are poor and miserable it is more likely that you will try drugs or shoplift, but that shouldn’t be overpunished. In fact I do think that stealing bread is no crime.

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