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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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Ryan "Opportunity Grant" Proposal Would Likely Increase Poverty and Shrink Resources for Poverty Programs Over Time

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (last week)

A centerpiece of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s new poverty plan would consolidate 11 safety-net and related programs — from food stamps to housing vouchers, child care, and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ... Read Post

War on Poverty Book Misses the Program's Overall Successes

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog (5 months ago)

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

Ryan's Entitlement Reforms Would Promote Work

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (last week)

Poverty is as endemic today as it was when President Lyndon Johnson inaugurated the War on Poverty, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is offering sensible proposals to change things for the better. He would offer states block grants to crea... Read Post


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