Have a groovy Halloween LGK!
Two generations ago, my family was dirt poor on both my father's and mother's side and it really wasn't much of an impediment to their advancement. Parents raised their kids together, stressed education. Problem solved. But it isn't that easy today and that is largely all based on changes in culture.
The excesses of the weathy are disgusting, but that's nothing new and isn't the source of the core problem.
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