Scratching By:


How Government Creates Poverty

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Scratching By: How Government Creates Poverty

By Charles W. Johnson


Scratching By

How Government Creates Poverty As We Know It

The experience of oppressed people is that the living of one’s life is confined and shaped by forces and barriers which are not accidental or occasional and hence avoidable, but are systematically related to each other in such a way as to catch one between and among them and restrict or penalize motion in any direction. It is the experience of being caged in: all avenues, in every direction, are blocked or booby trapped.—Marilyn Frye, “Oppression,” in The Politics of Reality. …

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