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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

War on Poverty Book Misses the Program's Overall Successes

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog (12 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

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

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (last year)

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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