Second chances, once considered a hallmark of American culture and identity, have become a luxury. One small mistake — or no mistake at all, simply the mistake of being born poor — can trap you there forever.
This was a challenging and thought-provoking read. If you fall into the “fiscally conservative, socially liberal” category, it probably won’t convince you that you’re dead wrong, but there are some points worth considering here.
Certainly these considerations form part of the reason I am no longer comfortable in the US libertarian camp. So much of that belief system rests on the assumption that equality-in-the-eyes-of-the-law is enough to give everyone an equal opportunity. And it just isn’t, not remotely.