Generational Poverty View of Friendship and Wealth

While reading Lorna Huston’s The Usurer’s Daughter, I found a discussion that shows that generational poverty closely allies with sixteenth century views of wealth and friendship.

Friendship here, for all its idealization, seems firmly rooted within an economics of liberality and timely reciprocity. (57)

It makes me wonder if generational poverty, like the Appalachian folk culture, has held on to older views or if those views have re-emerged within that culture.

When we get frustrated with our students from generational poverty, this might help us. How can we use the economics of timely reciprocity for their learning. Is this any relation to the Thai concept of bunkhun?

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