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A fundamental assumption of libertarianism, and of ordinary conservatism, is that people's lot in life is generally deserved. Poor people, substance abusers, offenders -- they didn't work hard enough, they are moral failures, they don't love Jesus, whatever, it's their own fault. People who are economically and socially successful earned what they have. Social problems are individual problems -- if we try to help the unfortunate, we just enable their failings.Back in the 1990s (while Bill Clinton was president) the CDC cosponsored a study withKaiser-Permanente on what are called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Sure, we all have adverse experiences in childhood and right on through life. But it's a matter of degree. An official ACE doesn't mean you fell and broke your arm, or even that a bully stole your lunch money or your crush didn't like you back. ACEs are really traumatic experiences, such as witnessing or experiencing serious violence -- including being a victim of abuse -- having a family member attempt or complete suicide, and living in a family with mental illness or addiction.CDC offers a brief fact sheet here.You might be surprised how common these are. More than 60% of people report having experienced at least one, and some 16% reported four or more. Here's the big point: these are strongly associated with problems in adulthood. To quote the CDC fact sheet:ACEs can have lasting, negative effects on health, well-being, and opportunity. These experiences can inc...
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