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August 05, 2006

The Successful War on Poverty

Looking at the graph, what's remarkable is how successful the war on poverty was in the 1960s, cutting the poverty rate in half from the 1950s, with upticks only under Reagan with a decline under Clnton, and now an uptick again under Bush.

But for all the claims by the Right that the war on poverty was a failure, it actually made a dramatic difference.

Posted by Nathan at August 5, 2006 12:39 PM