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briandmyers  ·  1016 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How poor people stay poor

Next to impossible, in most parts of the world. People who do get out nearly always have the kindness of some stranger to thank for it, and there are never enough of those strangers. This is why it's not worth the savings for a nation to dismantle its social safety net. In America there's no limit to how far you can fall any more.