The piece I was basically unable to process when I read it this morning was this.
Our poverty programs do rescue many people, but other times they backfire. Some young people here don't join the military (a traditional escape route for poor, rural Americans) because it's easier to rely on food stamps and disability payments.
The poors are refusing to assume their God-given place as cannon fodder for our empire.
I think Kristof is the first simultaneous Worst Person/Wanker award winner.