Is there a Difference Between Poor and Poverty – Needs and Desires?


by Franklin D. Leupp, Sr.

I have come to the conclusion that not too many folks who read these columns remember the 1930’s. Those who do, didn’t have to learn about it in history classes. But those who don’t, probably didn’t learn about it at all, what with the lack of true history being taught anymore. It seems obvious that all the stack of brains running our government offices these days are the product of the hippy ’60’s and
those days were desperately lacking in reality – and any desire to know our history, our productivity, our international relations, or anything else of value. Before the despicable bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the industrial revolution in this country had created factories producing the finest tools in the world; transcontinental railroads running through practically every village and town in the country, and companies like Crescent Tool, International Harvestor, dozens of car makers, Proctor and Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Campbell Soup, Kraft, etc., to make and supply every need known to man; and it was all “Made in USA.”

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