Letters, Mar. 1, 1971

No Way to Tell

Sir: Until the Government appropriates sufficient amounts for welfare [Feb. 8], there will be no way to tell if poverty is a matter of inadequate funds or a matter of life-style and culture. Until the poor are given the opportunity to live and participate in the mainstream of American life, there will be no way to determine whether the poor are inherently lazy and unmotivated or whether a substandard environment and an inferior social position have influenced their actions.

MARC McKENNA

Hamilton, N.Y.

Sir: Your article on welfare was enlightening in several respects. However, a prevalent "myth" you did not...

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