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For Richer or Poorer: What Works to Reduce Poverty in America?

By Annie Davis (Public Interest Policy Scholar, APA)

How can we improve the economic wellbeing of American families? This was one of the issues that dominated the 2016 election cycle, with each candidate proposing a different way forward. 860 more words

Public Policy

Grateful for False Freedoms

Today a 7 yr old told me they were grateful for freedom.

And I couldn’t help but cringe; freedom?

We are raised with this belief. 227 more words

For the good of the poor and common people: What Hillbilly Elegy gets wrong about Appalachia and the working class

Over at the New Republic, Sarah Jones has a blistering take on J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, the social analysis of Appalachia’s “forgotten” white working class masquerading as a regional memoir and current favored text for understanding the inner lives of economically precarious white voters. 1,892 more words

Public History

War on Terror, War on Poverty?

Those of us who fight global poverty share a guilty secret: our cause got more attention and resources after September 11, 2001. It soon became clear that there would be an alliance between the “War on Poverty” and the “War on Terror.”

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The War on Poverty

The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty – aimed mainly at the urban poor but also included the rural poor. 4,870 more words

Poverty Reduction in 2015: A Network Behind the Numbers

On Tuesday this week, the U.S. Census bureau released its annual report on income, poverty, and health insurance in the U.S. The results were encouraging – namely a significant drop in the poverty rate between 2014 and 2015. 552 more words

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