Capital and Poverty

This one is an eye opener if you've never had to survive only by relying on your social standing.

What barriers prevent the poor from reaching the middle class? Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle surprisingly suggests that understanding how social and financial capital function in low-income communities is critical.

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In looking at poverty from a policy perspective, it's important to refrain from falling into the trap of turning people into numbers. Personal stories like this are powerful. Thanks for sharing!