Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Changing the subject: From welfare to poverty
to a living income

"For nearly forty years, the dominant political discourse about poverty in the United States has focused on welfare rather than poverty itself, even as disparities between the wealthiest and those at the bottom widened spectacularly," writes Peter Edelman, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

He says we need to change the subject. "It is past time to reinvent the public discussion and refocus it as a challenge not just to end poverty in this wealthy nation, but to see that everyone has a living income."

Read his article here.


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