• Welfare now erodes work and family and thus keeps poor people poor. Accompanying welfare is an ideology - sustaining a whole system of federal and state bureaucracies - that also operates to destroy their faith. The ideology takes the form of false theories of discrimination and spurious claims of racism and sexism as the dominant forces in the lives of the poor.

    George Gilder (2012). “Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century”, p.177, Regnery Publishing