I got published at ValuesandCapitalism.com. This time, I respond to an article by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof about poverty, children and so-called “safety nets.”

“Sounds nice, but safety nets aren’t for lifting off. They are for catching falls. Lift-off requires a firmer foundation—one that can withstand the ebbs and flows of recession, unemployment and other extraneous dampers on economic success. That firm foundation is a moral culture.”

Read the article at Valuesandcapitalism.com, originally published on March 21, 2014.