Chris Arnade is the storied author of Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America. He’s also a very cool guy. Last October, we “debated” poverty for the Acton Institute, though it was really more of an adversarial collaboration. On education, Arnade and I already see eye-to-eye, so I tried to sell him on housing deregulation and open borders. And as you can see from his photography, Arnade also has intimate first-hand knowledge of the causal effects of irresponsible behavior on poverty. But unlike me, he’s deeply non-judgmental. In fact, he sometimes suggests that heroin addicts are living better lives than bourgeois financiers, though it’s unclear how serious he is.
Here’s the full video. Enjoy!