The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

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In 1964, during his State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an "unconditional War on Poverty." That launched a number of social welfare programs, including the early education program Head Start and nutrition assistance programs for the poor. Fifty years later, we assess the war on poverty and where we are now.


Sasha Abramsky, author of "The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives"