The Social Contract, Crime and Opportunity

Social Contract. Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1762.
Social Contract. Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Public domain, from WikiCommons

The basic United States social contract is work hard, obey the law, and you can succeed. That the social contract is not fully achieved can be seen in two facts. We have a crime rate that is too high and we have too much poverty.

The people who break the law do so for two general reasons

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