Sunday, 11 June 2017

Eric Hoffer on Poverty and Crime

"Poverty causes crime! That is what they are always shoving down our throats, the misbegotten bastards! What crap! Poverty does not cause crime. If it did we would have been buried in crime for most of our history." ~ Eric Hoffer

(Source: Hoffer's America by James D. Koerner; Open Court, 1973, Page 57)

Eric Hoffer is right. The liberal/leftist theory that poverty causes crime is complete nonsense. Poverty does not cause crime just as wealth does not cause morality. 

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