Bray writing about the idea of being a “class reductionist”.
I think I similarly embrace an idea sometimes associated with class reductionists— money now to address poverty.
It’s not the only problem, but it’s the common symptom and result of so many others. And it’s very easy to address. We can fix poverty.
Eliminating one, complex element of oppression will simplify addressing others.
It’s a little bit like Thomas Abt on crime— for all the challenges with policing and crime, we have a strong moral imperative to focus on reducing murders above all else. We have to stop the bleeding.
Poverty is the bleeding. We just have to give people money.