Uncle Sam’s ‘War on Poverty’: A Snapshot History

by Don Boudreaux on September 20, 2014

in Government Intervention, Myths and Fallacies

Look at the graph below (which I get from this Heritage Foundation page).  (To enlarge this graph, just click on it.)  You tell me if the revving-up of Uncle Sam’s welfare-state activities in the mid-1960s can be considered, by any scientific criterion, to have been clearly successful at reducing officially measured rates of poverty in the U.S.

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Can anyone say Losing Ground?


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