Pauper kings - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal
Jul. 29th, 2003
07:39 pm - Pauper kings
Arnold Kling compares the lifestyle of Frederick Douglass , a freed slave who later become a wealthy publisher and civil rights advocate, with the lifestyle of the current working class residents of his Anacostia Park (Washington, D.C.) neighborhood. Conclusion: the "poor" of today live lifestyle equivalent to the wealthy of a hundred years ago.