The resilience myth.

/The resilience myth.

Interesting article looking at how nonprofits perpetuate poverty, essentially due to middle-class liberal views on “resilience” and a refusal to accept that individual willpower doesn’t magically overcome structural inequality. This is bootstrap theory at its most invidious.

It happens in government, too; pretty much all modern welfare and intervention programs are built on the sorts of ideas described in the article. Which is why I try not to go out to dinner too often with social policy and program people. I get into too many fights…

2017-11-16T11:21:12+00:0025th September, 2015|