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It is a very old trope that poverty creates crime, but it's a lie, crime creates poverty. Not only does crime directly destroy wealth as thieves steal expensive goods and sell them for pennies on the dollar, it drives away people who have money, and prevents people from investing money in those areas because your investment is not safe there and neither are you. Without crime, poorer areas are attractive to investors because the cost of property and labor are lower than other areas, so wealth flows in and poverty dissipates. But crime prevents that, it creates and perpetuates poverty. amirite?

Image for post It is a very old trope that poverty creates crime, but it's a lie, crime creates poverty. Not only does crime directly destroy wealth as thieves steal expensive goods and sell them for pennies on the dollar, it drives away people who have money, and prevents people from investing money in those areas because your investment is not safe there and neither are you. Without crime, poorer areas are attractive to investors because the cost of property and labor are lower than other areas, so wealth flows in and poverty dissipates. But crime prevents that, it creates and perpetuates poverty. amirite?
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I think wealth makes the poor criminals... For america the farther you trace back your family wealth, property and sucess the more of a murdering thief you are. The poor are just commiting the sins that wealthy previously used to steal that wealth, and now that the true criminals have the wealth they make things like laws to insure the powerless cant steal it back.... Wealthy use logic like this " the native americans are savages for defended their homes, so we have a right to kill rape and steal."

We all commit crimes...its only illigal if your poor

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