David Hudson asserts my November 19 letter demonstrates why unity is difficult. Au contraire, after whining about Trump and use of the “socialist” label, items I never mentioned, he proceeds to label my facts as “ideology” because he lacks facts.
Official government data show one-third of differences in household income result from choices about how much to work. Work effort combined with education, occupational choices, and experience explain three-quarters of income differences. Adding personal characteristics such as optimism, self-control, and belief in the value of work explains more than 90 percent.