08-14-2018 03:59:34 PM -0700
08-14-2018 09:50:46 AM -0700
08-14-2018 08:23:23 AM -0700
08-13-2018 04:17:34 PM -0700
08-13-2018 07:12:35 AM -0700
It looks like you've previously blocked notifications. If you'd like to receive them, please update your browser permissions.
Desktop Notifications are  | 
Get instant alerts on your desktop.
Turn on desktop notifications?
Remind me later.


The Poor Get Poorer: 3 Character Traits That Undermine Prosperity

Sense of Entitlement

In today's (North) America, there is little financial incentive to better oneself anyway, thanks to "entitlements" that are (involuntarily) paid for by harder-working, more responsible citizens.

Behold: according to the graph above, a "a one-parent family of three making $14,500 a year (minimum wage) has more disposable income than a family making $60,000 a year."

Part of the reason America is so divided is that even when we use simple, commonplace words, those words have very different meanings, depending upon who is using them.

When rich people talk about "taxes," they're adding up all the money they've honestly earned and are now forced to pay to the state.

But when "poor" people talk about "taxes," they're making a list of all the new crap they're going to buy when they get their refund check.

According to one source, "30 percent of tax units" -- that is, households and individuals -- "actually made money off the income tax system for the 2009 tax year."