The next war on poverty

Whitman, David
October 1992
U.S. News & World Report;10/5/92, Vol. 113 Issue 13, p36
Argues that no one has shown the ability to eradicate poverty among the able-bodied poor, much less eradicate the polarizing and costly social `pathologies' that now seem concentrated among the minority-dominated urban underclass. What policymakers have learned since Lyndon Johnson concerning programs that work and those that don't; Testing untried reforms in deliberate, multiyear experiments; Combating social malady in practice; Importance of public expectations.


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