We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's about urban poverty. Not a word about rural poverty, and not a word about American subcultures. Well, it shows how policy wonks think: they think of their fellow adult humans as objects to be improved - by them.
As one who has always moved around, my whole life in fact, I have noticed in my adult years that the "movers" tend to also be "shakers" (what ever that means- I mean upwardly mobile, garghhh there I go again). But anyway- the idea of dispersing the poor is valid.
In the city you can do this. People can move to other areas and still have a home connection to family and friends. I think this is harder to do in rural areas. Nowhere to go, close enough anyway. The horizon is literally their horizon.
I can always tell when people are Native to my current state, and transplants. For instance: every single speed freak tweaker recyling aluminum cans and highway guard rails for a living was born here. You don't go places to be a piece of crap.
The top comment to the article talked about giving the ghettos money. I would reference Dave Chappelle's view of reparations. Bus tickets would work much better.
Similarly, I work for a huge company.
The "Personnel" department has been renamed to "Human Resources". Upper managers have openly referred to their staff as "resources". I've been pulled aside a few times now - and has some "1 on 1's" for voicing my disagreement with referring to me as a "resource".