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穷人每天要做的20件事
富人永远不必担心

By Benjamin Irwin [2]

 

This post first appeared on Ben Irwin’s blog.? [3]

 

Financial advisor and evangelical Christian Dave Ramsey probably wasn’t expecting this much pushback when he shared a piece contrasting the habits of the rich [4] with those of the poor. In her response on CNN [5], Rachel Held Evans [6] noted that Ramsey and Corley mistake correlation for causality when they suggest (without actually proving) that these habits are the cause of a person’s financial situation. (Did it never occur to them that it might be the other way around?)

 

拉姆齐(Ramsey)向后开了枪,称撤退行动“不成熟且无知”。这是来自一个刚刚对美国约4,700万贫困人口做出20条断言的家伙-所有这些都基于对361个人的调查。

 

那就对了。为了提出20种习惯,Corley仅与233位富人和128位穷人进行了交谈。 Ramsey可以通过“常识性气味测试”谈论他对Corley的研究的所有要闻,但没有通过“研究方法论101”测试。

 

为了稍微平衡一下图片,我想以事实为依据来研究穷人每天要做的20件事……

 

1.寻找经济适用房。

Especially in urban areas, the waiting list [7] for affordable housing can be a year or more. During that time, poor families either have to make do with substandard or dangerous housing, depend on the hospitality of relatives, or go homeless.

(Source: New York Times [7])

 

2.尝试使一个月的食品价值133美元。

That’s how much the average food stamp recipient [8] gets each month. Imagine trying to eat well on $4.38 per day. It’s not easy, which is why many impoverished families resort to #3…

(Source: Kaiser Family Foundation [9])

 

3.依靠劣质食品。

Not because they want to, but because they can’t afford [10] high-quality, nutritious food. They’re trapped in a food system that subsidizes processed foods, making them artificially cheaper than natural food sources. So the poor are forced to eat bad food — if they’re lucky, that is…

(Sources: Washington Post [10]; Journal of Nutrition, March 2008)

 

4.跳过一餐。

六分之一的美国人粮食不安全。这意味着(除其他事项外)有时他们有时被迫不进食。

(Sources: World Vision [11], US Department of Agriculture)

 

5.比我们大多数人更长久,更努力地工作。

While it’s popular to think people are poor because they’re lazy (which seems to be the whole point of Ramsey’s post [4]), the poor actually work longer and harder than the rest of us. More than 80 percent of impoverished children have at least one parent who works; 60 percent have at least one parent who works full-time. Overall, the poor work longer hours [12] than the so-called “job creators.”

(Source: Poverty and Learning [12], April 2008)

 

6.在他们的第一份工作开始前三个小时上床睡觉。

Number 15 on Ramsey and Corley’s list [4] was, “44% of [the] wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. 3% of [the] poor.” It may be true that most poor people don’t wake up three hours before work starts. But that could be because they’re more likely to work multiple jobs [12], in which case job #1 means they’re probably just getting to bed three hours before job #2 starts.

(Source: Poverty and Learning [12], April 2008)

 

7.尽量避免被他们所爱的人殴打。

According to some estimates [13], half of all homeless women in America ran away to escape domestic violence.

(资料来源:全国无家可归者联盟,2009年)

 

8.伤害自己,直到事后才被踢上街头。

How else do you explain 67,000 63,000 homeless veterans [14]?

(Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs [14], updated to reflect the most recent data)

 

9.支付比他们应得的税额还要多的钱。

Some conservative pundits and politicians like to think the poor don’t pay their fair share, that they are merely “takers.” While it’s true the poor don’t pay as much in federal income tax — usually because they don’t earn enough to qualify — they do pay sales tax, payroll tax, etc. In fact [15], the bottom 20% of earners pay TWICE as much in taxes (as a share of their income) as do the top 1%.

(Source: Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy [16], January 2013)

 

10.进一步落后。

Even when poverty is the result of poor decision-making, often it’s someone else’s choices that make the difference. If you experience poverty as a child [11], you are 3-4 times less likely to graduate high school. If you spend your entire childhood in poverty, you are 5 times less likely to graduate. Which means your future has been all but decided for you.

(Sources: World Vision [11], Children’s Defense Fund, Annie E. Casey Foundation)

 

11.抚养将要贫穷的孩子。

A child’s future earnings are closely correlated to their parents’ earnings. In other words, economic mobility — the idea that you can claw your way out of poverty if you just try hard enough is, more often than not, a myth [17].

(来源:经合组织,经济政策研究所)

 

12.少投票。

And who can blame them? I would be less inclined to vote [18] if I didn’t have easy access to the polls and if I were subjected to draconian voter ID laws that are sold to the public as necessary to suppress nonexistent voter fraud.

(Source: The Center for Voting and Democracy [19])

 

13.当他们投票时……投票与我们其他人几乎一样。

Following their defeat in 2012, conservatives took solace by reasoning that they’d lost to a bunch of “takers,” including the poor, who voted for Democrats because they want free handouts from big government. The reality is a bit more complex. Only a third of low-income voters identify as Democrats [20], about the same for all Americans, including wealthy voters.

(Sources: NPR [20], Pew Research Center [21])

 

14.患有慢性疼痛。

Those earning less than $12,000 a year are twice as likely to report feeling physical pain [22] on any given day.

(Source: Kaiser Health News [22])

 

15.寿命短一些。

There is a 10-14 year gap [23] in life expectancy between the rich and the poor. In recent years, poor people’s life expectancy has actually declined — in America, the wealthiest nation on the planet.

(来源:卫生事务,2012)

 

16.毒品和酒精的使用与其他人几乎相同(或少于)。

Despite the common picture of inner city crack houses, drug use is pretty evenly spread [12] across income groups. And rich people actually abuse alcohol more than the poor.

(Source: Poverty and Learning [12], April 2008)

 

17.获得的补贴利益少于公司。

The US government spends around $60 billion on public housing and rental subsidies for low-income families, compared to more than $90 billion on corporate subsidies [24]. Oil companies alone get around $70 billion. And that’s not counting the nearly $60 billion a year in tax breaks corporations enjoy by sheltering profits offshore. Or the $700 billion bailout banks got in 2008.

(Source: Think By Numbers [24])

 

18.尽快摆脱福利。

Despite the odds, the vast majority of beneficiaries leave the welfare rolls [25] within five years. Even in the absence of official welfare-to-work programming, most welfare recipients enroll in some form of vocational training [26]. Why? Because they’re desperate to get off welfare.

(来源:美国卫生与公共服务部)城市有爱

 

19.生育的孩子人数与其他每个孩子差不多。

No, poor people do not have loads of children [26] just so they can stay on welfare.

(来源:美国卫生与公共服务部)

 

20.实现一个目标:保持生命。

美国的贫困可能不像世界其他地区的贫困那么可怕,但是尽管如此,许多有工作的贫穷家庭仍然忙于日常生存。对他们来说,生活不是一件值得持久的事情。

 

这些是穷人的真实习惯,而耶稣与他们最接近。

 

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[2]?/作者/本杰明·欧文

[3]?/ 2013/12/03 /每天20件事可怜的地方/

[4]?/ blog /每天都有20件事

[5]?/ 2013/11/30 / what-dave-ramsey-gets-wrong-about-poverty /

[6]?/ blog / what-dave-ramsey-gets-wrong-about-poverty

[7]?/2013/07/24/nyregion/for-many-seeking-public-housing-the-wait-can-be-endless.html?_r=0

[8]?/其他/州指标/每月平均食品加盖邮票的好处

[9]?/ other /州指示器/平均每月食品加盖邮票的好处/

[10]?/ 2008-02-21 / news / 36871700_1_food-insecurity-food-insecure-teen-diets城市有爱

[11]?/us_poverty_myths.php

[12]?/出版物/教育领导力/ apr08 / vol65 / num07 /贫困文化的神话.aspx

[13]?/ hub /可怜的误解

[14]?/homeless/about_the_initiative.asp

[15]?/谁付款

[16]?/谁/

[17]?/ buzzflash / commentary / item / 17636-关于我们破烂的安全网的五个误解

[18]?/voter-turnout#.UpsmKpHw5N0

[19]?/投票人数#.Up57gJHw5N1

[20]?/ blogs / money / 2012/09/26/161841771 / how-income-divides-democrats-republicans-and-dependents

[21]?/ 2009/05/21 / section-1-party-affiliation-and-composition /

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[22]?/stories/2010/june/29/ft-more-income-better-health.aspx

[23]?/最贫穷的美国人的寿命预期下降

[24]?/政府支出/企业福利/企业福利统计数据与社会福利统计数据/

[25]?/福利统计

[26]?/hsp/newws/synthesis02/chapt2.htm

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