Unformatted text preview: of Flawed Character. Another explanation, the Restricted Opportunity Theory, explains that poverty results from circumstances beyond the control of the individual (Schiller P.4). In water downed terms, poverty exists because people are treated unequally and do not have the possible means to good careers, education and paychecks. The argument states that the poor face daily discrimination, which results in their lack of work ethic as well as effort. The last believed cause of poverty is the Big Brother Theory, which blames the government for destroying incentives for stable [lifestyles] and economic self sufficiency (Schiller P.4). The followers of this theory deem the government, as enablers due to their programs like: welfare and affirmative action. Overall, they feel government assistance makes the poor dependent....
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- Fall '10
- Poverty, Schiller, Self-sufficiency