There is now, and has been for the past fifty years, too...

Chicago Inter Ocean

There is now, and has been for the past fifty years, too much blame laid to intemperance as the chief cause of poverty. It is an old and now a threadbare belief, and those who are closely in touch with the real situation have found that it is a fallacy. The subject of poverty has been more scientifically investigated in recent years, and especially in the last year, and it has been found that intemperance ranks only third in the causes of poverty. In some cities it ranks fifth.

Sickness and accidents both have had greater effects on the workingman and on mankind in general in reducing him to lower straits financially. Sickness has played a surprisingly large part, and outdistances intemperance, while accidents also take precedence over intemperance.

Jane Addams. Chicago Inter Ocean.

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