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The more children one had, the greater the welfare payment, food stamps, etc., etc., which was a major cause of the decline of the black family.

This is a popular explanation on the right, but I'd like to know what you make of the fact that over the last twenty years, we've been seeing exactly the same dynamic play out in rural white America, despite the fact that welfare got gutted in the 90s and despite the fact that these specific areas are, or were, deeply religious.
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