Juan Williams on Poverty

By September 7, 2006General

Thanks to the Wall Street Journal’s Political Diary for flagging this, from the New York Times by Juan Williams:

“For anyone who wants to get out of poverty, the prescription is clear. Finish high school, at least. Wait until your 20’s before marrying, and wait until you’re married before having children. Once you’re in the work force, stay in: take any job, because building on the experience will prepare you for a better job. Any American who follows that prescription will be at almost no risk of falling into extreme poverty. Statistics show it.”

We’d add that kids — or adults — who work in manufacturing will have a good career and will typically earn much more than the national average, with great benefits and lots of room for advancement.

But we just thought this was coherent and simple, figured we’d pass it along.