Why People from Disadvantaged Areas Seem More Stupid

Social researchers are increasingly finding that a link does exist between poverty and stupidity, but not in the direction of indolence and mental sluggishness leading to poverty, but rather the other way around.

Addressing the Underclass

Marx described this segment of the industrial working class as the lumpenproletariat or the dangerous class. In both North America and Europe we have come to label and frequently demonise this group of the urban poor as an underclass which, for the comfort and security of the more privileged classes, must be controlled and pacified at all costs – even if this means the use of state-sanctioned violence.