Quote of the Day
I once asked a mother on food stamps what she would do without them. “I’d get a husband,” she replied matter-of-factly. Here was news, I thought – a tantalizing bit of evidence of welfare’s corrosive effect on the inner-city family. But when I recounted this exchange in an article for one of the nation’s most influential newspapers, the editor ordered me to leave it out. Quoting it, he said, would “stigmatize the poor.” – Heather MacDonald, the opening paragraph of her book The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society
This promises to be an interesting read.