Under the poor laws, a person to be relieved must be a destitute person, and the moment he had been relieved he became a pauper, and as such incured certain civil disabilities. Statistics dealing with the state of pauperism in this sense convey not the amount of destitution actually prevalent, but the particulars of people in receipt of poor law relief.
Exposing the green world order: Steve Milloy, the founder of junkscience.com, makes a case that Americans are on a "green" slide toward authoritarian regulations and pauperism.(Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them)(Book review)
Aug 31, 2009; Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them, by Steve Milloy, Washington, D.C.:...