Skip to comments.Tell the truth about benefit claimants and the left shuts you down (UK)
Posted on 01/26/2016 8:44:38 AM PST by RightGeek
Dr Adam Perkins [is] a lecturer in the neurobiology of personality at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London.
Over the past five years, he has accumulated a mass of evidence about the personalities of welfare claimants and concluded that individuals with aggressive, rule-breaking and anti-social tendencies - what he calls the 'employment-resistant personality profile' â are over-represented among benefit recipients. He also found that their children are likely to share those traits, which helps explain why poverty has a tendency to be passed down from one generation to the next.
Now, none of that will surprise anyone who has spent time among the long-term unemployed or their progeny, such as the police, social workers and teachers. You might even say it's bleedin' obvious. But to the progressive left, Perkins's research is sacrilege. It runs counter to the anti-capitalist narrative that portrays the ever-expanding underclass as 'victims' whose only sin is to be born on the wrong side of the tracks. We're back to the myth of the noble savage.
Perkins published his findings last November in a book called The Welfare Trait, but you wonât have heard about it or seen it reviewed in any UK newspaper anywhere because his research has been judged to be off limits by the self-appointed guardians of the academic establishment and their outriders in the media. A senior editor of Nature, one of the leading academic journals, refused to consider it for review because she regards scientific research into the personalities of the long-term unemployed as 'unethical', and a sociology professor whom the publishers had asked to peer-review the book refused to do so on the grounds that any book linking benefit dependency to personality must be nonsense because personality is a 'capitalist construct'.
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I am going to use that too. Also, going to make up a major in college, unemployable life style studies.
Nature versus nurture.
The pendulum swings back and forth. The 19th century intelligentsia was all about nature, hence the British goal of conquering lands and civilizing the savages.
The extreme view of everything being about nurture these days will swing the other way, hopefully sooner rather than later.
Make unemployment hurt and the problem solves itself
I always liked the Briticisms, “Work-shy”, as well as “bone-idle”.
Daisy: “Oswald, you could have made something of yourself, it it wasn’t for that one little thing.”
Oswald: “What thing is that?”
Daisy: “You’re work-shy and bone-idle.”
LOL - those are great
“Employment-resistant personality profile”? Let me make that a little more succinct: LAZY. Or how about ENTITLED.
That explains a lot with only 3 words.
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