Tag: Hillbilly Elegy

How Government Help Often Hurts

Given the widespread bias against anything connected to President Donald Trump, I wasn’t surprised to see vitriol aimed at Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently for suggesting that poverty is a state of mind. Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit and became a success in large part because of his single mother’s insistence…
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A Hillbilly Death Knell—or Hope

After seeing a couple positive reviews last summer of Hillbilly Elegy, I made plans to read it. As so often happens when it comes to getting to sit down with a book, it takes a while to follow through with good intentions. I’m married to a woman from West Virginia. After twice leaving for other…
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