Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's time to do away with feel-good stories, gut hunches, and magical thinking.


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TStripling from Northern Virginia

Back in the 1960s Wilbur Cohan proposed that 'poverty is an artifact. if people had education and health, than poverty could be mitigated.' It was the basis of his work on Social Security including Medicare and Mediaid. He remarked that once 'poverty' became a target, it became unsolvable. Giving money to anyone is but a temporary solution, but a long-term disester.

Dec. 02 2013 11:54 AM

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