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Recycling the cycle of poverty.

We are fortunate to have a guest post today from Robin Averbeck. Ms. Averbeck is a doctoral candidate working on the community action programs of the Lyndon Johnson administration, and has some insights appropriate to the current interest in Charles Murray’s new book and the idea of a culture of poverty. It’s always a privilege [...]
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Here’s how the safety net has — and hasn’t — reduced poverty in the U.S.

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein (4 months ago)

It's been almost half a century since Lyndon Johnson launched the "war on poverty" in his 1964 State of the Union address. So how is that all going? On the one hand, various safety net programs have done a lot … Continue reading ? Read Post

War on Poverty Book Misses the Program's Overall Successes

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog (last month)

Just one serious academic book has been published this year to mark the 50th anniversary of one of America's most innovative and productive efforts: Lyndon Johnson's work to eradicate poverty. Legacies of the War on Poverty, edited ... Read Post

Here's How The Government Keeps Track Of Poverty In America [INFOGRAPHIC]

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (3 months ago)

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson embarked on the "War on Poverty," the U.S. Census has released an infographic explaining how the bureau has tracked poverty through the years. According to the official poverty measure, the... Read Post


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