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"Bootstrapped": The self-made myth and the “dystopian social safety net” it created

Apr 3, 2023
Journalist Alissa Quart says America’s myths about self-reliance have overshadowed the roles that communities play in financial success.
Warming centers, like this one set up in a Boston train station in February, are part of the "dystopian social safety net," author Alissa Quart says.
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Why are people rich?

May 2, 2017
The answer depends on what political party you belong to.
Money, money, money. Is hard work enough to get rich?
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