In August, Science published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points.
It was widely seen as a counter-argument to claims that poor people are “to blame” for bad decisions and a rebuke to policies that withhold money from the poorest families unless they behave in a certain way. After all, if being poor leads to bad decision-making (as opposed to the other way around), then giving cash should alleviate the cognitive burdens of poverty, all on its own.
Sometimes, science doesn’t stick without a proper anecdote, and “Why I Make Terrible Decisions,” a comment published on Gawker's Kinja platform by a person in poverty, is a devastating illustration of the Science study.
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The fast food business model is to use the Government to compensate the workers because they are unable to live off their wages.
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"If you work and still need food stamps, your employer is the one getting the handout." Perfect.
The late Ed Mirvish’s legacy in Toronto is evident through the theatres and communities he built (Princess of Wales, Royal Alexandra, Mirvish Village) but he is best known for building the “world’s first true bargain store” at the corner of Bloor and Bathurst in 1948. You could say it is Honest Ed’s that really linked Ed the retailer with Ed the theatre producer – he was known for publicity stunts like riding elephants, hiring picketers and giving away ten thousand pounds of turkeys every Christmas. The iconic site was recently sold to developers and condos designed by Frank Gehry are proposed to take its place. But Honest Ed’s will always be part of Toronto.
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