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Volume 16 No. 7 • August 2013


Benjamin Franklin on Poverty

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency, but in this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes …

I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
— Benjamin Franklin

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