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James K. Stewart

Poverty doesn't cause crime. Crime causes poverty -- or more precisely, crime makes it harder to break out of poverty. The vast majority of poor people are honest, law-abiding citizens whose opportunities for advancement are stunted by the drug dealers, muggers, thieves, rapists, and murderers who terrorize their neighborhoods.

1986 - from an essay in Policy Review
Crime is the ultimate tax on enterprise. It must be reduced or eliminated before poor people can fully share in the American dream.

1986 - from an essay in Policy Review