Was wondering if Lake Providence had a Walmart and they have 2 about 10 miles away.
But basically there is no industry in this town except farming and a factory or two. The working population are too encumbered by poverty and children to move so are trapped.
1) Wealth Transfer - raise taxes on the rich give it to the poor.
2) Schooling - I grew up as poor as some of these people but I won the lottery in that my parents were very educated and demanded that I would be the same
3) Education - Don't have babies out of wedlock, don't do drugs, stay in school.
4) Travel - Get out of your hometown somehow. Not just the poor but the number of buddies I have who are lower middle class who rarely leave the county are staggering