Has anyone had read the article called The Myth of Helplessness from the book

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Has anyone had read the article called "The Myth of Helplessness" from the book "Crosscurrents" by: Erik Carl Link?

Mar 5th, 2015

I just read a little bit of it online. It appears to give the same old, tired, conservative argument that it is up to the individual and not your social economic background that determines success in life. While I believe it to be true, to some extent, no one can deny that it is a lot easier to succeed when you are born with everything already in your mouth than when you don’t even know where your next meal is coming from. For example, regardless of the exaggerations by the media, do you think George Bush Jr would have become the President of the U.S. without his upper-class background? An upper class kid regardless of intellect will often get a college education. At the same time, a kid from the inner city is likely to get a college education. Of course, there are individual exceptions. But that just means that those of us who made it despite our lowly beginnings, had a lot more to overcome.

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