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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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BOOMTOWN 2: Taxpayers Have Spent $15 Trillion on 'War on Poverty'

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (2 years ago)

Since President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared “war on poverty,” U.S. taxpayers have spent $15 trillion on so-called anti-poverty programs—a figure slightly less than the national debt. Sean Hannity, Government Accountability Instit... Read Post

NBC Flashback: The War on Poverty

Politics / US Politics : First Read (11 months ago)

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War on Poverty Book Misses the Program's Overall Successes

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog (9 months ago)

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