Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The High Cost Of Being Poor
We think about predators as animals who prey upon the weakest member of their target group. They attack the young, who are unprotected, and the wounded. This article is about predation within the human race. It is about humans who target the weak for profit. Curiously, there are predators everywhere. This includes Wall Street bankers as well the homeless at the bottom of the pyramid who exploit the weakest among the homeless. Unfortunately, our legal system does not provide much protection against predation. The poor are often put in positions where they enter into contracts that make them poorer. Those contracts are enforced by the courts. This makes it very difficult to escape from poverty.