This article by Robert Tracinski is spot on. His 6 steps up out of poverty are:
Here is his article with further explanation: Link
Well done video by Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates
Having lived in Denmark – this brings back some memories even though it was 30+ years ago. I remember one landlord we had. He was a chef and a diabetic. He would work for a couple of months and then quit so he could collect unemployment which was about 90% of what he was making when he was working. Then he would spend the next 1-2 years drinking at his local bar. There was no incentive for him to be productive or to better himself. The danish welfare state nurtured him into a state of dependency and idleness. Very sad.