There's long been a short list of things to do if you want to avoid living in poverty:
1) Don't do drugs.
2) Graduate high school.
3) Wait until you're married to have kids.
All of those imply a modicum of self control. Robert McCain has another list that's very similar:
1) Work Hard.
2) Live Cheap.
3) Save your money.
The rest of his post is a refutation of a socialist who is living large of of capitalism. But that's the case with all socialists, isn't it? They have to cannibalize a capitalist economy in order to fund their socialist pipe dream. Louder with Crowder once pointed out that capitalism doesn't require a billionaire to exist in order for their system to function, while socialism, who's adherents demonize the rich, require millionaires and billionaires to exist in order to fund their immoral system.
And as an aside, take a good look at the photo of that socialist twink, Anand Giridharadas. Hair done just so, face made up, wearing a MOTORCYCLE JACKET that I guarantee hasn't seen one second of actual ride time. This is a guy living large like a fat tick on a well-fed dog. But like all socialists, he'll kill the dog, and then blame the dog for not paying it's fair share, while he continues to live large on the efforts of others.
After all, that's what the adherents of socialism all want. Hell, Hugo Chavez was worth billions, and Venezuela is a socialist hellhole of poverty and despair. All those socialists think that they're going to be Hugo Chavez, and they have no problem with we Normal Americans being forced to eat our pets to survive as long as they can continue to wear fancy leather jackets and be applauded by their peers for being so noble.
The simple truth is that digging your way out of poverty requires a few simple rules, and a modicum of self control. I've gone from eating Top Ramen three meals a day to driving a new car, having a motorcycle, living a happy life and eating damn well. And I did it with self control and NOT demanding that others pay my way.
But that's the rub, innit? Socialists don't have much self control at all with other people's money, and they always demand that someone else pay their way.