Right Thinking and the Poor

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I remember years ago my family watched two movies set in the Depression-era: Cinderella Man and Sea Biscuit. Great movies, but the intense poverty portrayed in them unsettled my children.

After both movies, the kids asked all sorts of questions about the Depression and hardship, like “Why did Red [the horse-loving boy] have to leave his family to live with someone else?” I explained, “I’m guessing his parents put…

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Former editor of Gilbert Mag and columnist for NC Register. Freelance for many print pubs. Publishes here every Monday, plus occasional pieces during the week.

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Eric Scheske

Eric Scheske

Former editor of Gilbert Mag and columnist for NC Register. Freelance for many print pubs. Publishes here every Monday, plus occasional pieces during the week.

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