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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Her Two Cents: Why Poor People's Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense

This powerful blog post is getting a lot of attention so we thought we'd share. Night cook Linda Tirado talks about her personal struggles as a person in poverty:

There's no way to structure this coherently. They are random observations that might help explain the mental processes. But often, I think that we look at the academic problems of poverty and have no idea of the why. We know the what and the how, and we can see systemic problems, but it's rare to have a poor person actually explain it on their own behalf. So this is me doing that, sort of.

Read the rest of the article here: