I drive through the inner city pretty much every day

July 16th, 2012

And recently, cialis canada unhealthy I’ve noticed an uptick in the amount of litter I see on Milwaukee city streets. The majority of the trash seems to be empty drink containers: cups, cialis sale bottles, cans.

In fact, a few days ago, I watched a woman empty a soda cup out her car window and then toss the cup out.

The only other place I’ve seen so much trash on the street was driving through a reservation in Arizona. The roads there were lined on both sides with empty bottles for miles.

So my question is: does poverty lead to a behavior like this or does behavior like this lead to poverty?

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  • 1. BobG  |  July 16th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    That sort of behavior isn’t caused by poverty; I’ve seen too many affluent people who have acted like slobs.
    Some people are just assholes, regardless of how much money they have or don’t have.
    Just my opinion.

  • 2. Elliot  |  July 16th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    But then while aren’t the streets filled with trash in more affluent neighborhoods? Because they can pay to have someone pick it up?

    I’m not trying to attack the less-well-off, but I can literally see the difference. So what is the difference?

  • 3. John Foust  |  July 16th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Maybe the people who are only driving through a neighborhood (but don’t live there) are more likely to toss trash out the window.

    Summary: “… the researchers described the typical fast-food consumer as a lower-middle income head of household, who is budget-conscious and harried and likes the convenience and low price of fast food, compared with other restaurants. Poor people, by contrast, can’t easily afford fast-food “value meals,” and the poorest, […] certainly can’t use food stamps at McDonald’s.”

    Drive a country road and tell me how many beer cans you find. Or look for the containers of urine left by our nation’s truckers.

  • 4. BobG  |  July 16th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    “Maybe the people who are only driving through a neighborhood (but don’t live there) are more likely to toss trash out the window.”

    Definitely a factor. Sort of like the people who walk their dogs so that the dogs will shit in other people’s yards, not their own.

  • 5. John Foust  |  July 17th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Bob, are you saying that Elliot threw his trash out the window?

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