04 Oct 2008

How Hard is That?


Rick Martinez lobs a bomb in the direction of liberal compassion.

A number of readers have taken me to task over my contention in last week’s column that most poor people are impoverished by choice. To be clear, I don’t mean that one day a person gets up and decides to live in poverty. I believe a person winds up poor because he or she chooses not to succeed.

Truth is, staying above the poverty line is relatively simple. Basically, all that’s required is to finish high school, wait until at least age 20 to get married and not have a child out of wedlock. Now how hard is that? Not very, which is why I equate poverty (in most cases) with a conscious set of choices.

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Dai Alanye

A general comment that has nothing to do with the post:

Posting in Italics and a narrow column is difficult to read and extremely irritating. Howsabout you try a standard bookface in black or dark gray, and add a buncha pixels to the column width.

I want to read the blog; make it a bit easier for me.


Thanks for the suggestions.

There are pros and cons, of course, to every format choice. I wanted a three-column format, and I chose a rather cutting edge set of graphic options. The result is a pleasing and sophisticated appearance, but you’re right: it’s not necessarily the easiest to read.

I’d have to think long and hard before making changes I’m afraid, but if I get more feedback like yours, I guess I’d start working on it.



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