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    Panel Discussion on Healthcare and Poverty

    Steve Forbes and Harris Rosen talked about potential solutions to U.S healthcare and poverty issues. “Real Solutions to Healthcare and Poverty” was a panel at FreedomFest, an…

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    Poverty and Working Families

    Representatives from charitable organizations testified on the impact of state welfare and private philanthropic programs in reducing poverty. They talked about the different forms of…

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    Poverty and Federal Aid Programs

    Witnesses testified on the effectiveness of federal aid programs in reducing poverty. In the first panel House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) told the committee that…

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    Book Discussion on The Divide

    Matt Taibbi talked about his book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, in which he looks at the divide between the rich and poor in the United States and argues…

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    Conservative Domestic Agenda

    Congressional Republicans talked about their plans to help the middle class, grow the economy, and help the poor and working poor by finding solutions to poverty other than the welfare…

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    Book Discussion on The Tyranny of Experts

    William Easterly talked about his book, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, in which he argues that the United Nations and other…

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    Urban Poverty

    Robert Woodson talked about his efforts to reduce poverty in cities with high crime rates and drug use. He discussed his work with Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the differences…

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    Food Insecurity

    Marisol Bello talked about her USA Today article on the social and economic ramifications of “food insecurity” in the U.S. She said that food insecurity refers not to hunger but…

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    Perceptions of Income Equality

    Tom Perkins spoke with Adam Lashinsky about income inequality. Mr. Perkins said that income inequality was due to social, fiscal, and monetary policy failures, and suggested that…

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    Global Economic Inequality

    Jim Yong Kim talked about World Bank’s efforts to address global economic inequality, announcing plans to end extreme poverty by 2030. He also talked about building a hydro-electric…

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    Tenement Museum

    Kira Garcia talked about New York City’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and…

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    Vagrancy Laws and the 1960s

    Risa Goluboff talked about how the changing constitutional status of vagrancy laws was part of the larger social transformations of the 1960s. Vagrancy laws made it a crime to be idle and…

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    The Shriver Report, Afternoon Session

    Panelists discussed a report finding that one in three American women were living on the brink of poverty. In the afternoon session they discussed the role of men in women’s…

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    The Shriver Report, Morning Session

    The morning session of the Shriver Report forum included introductory remarks by Maria Shriver and Neera Tanden. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Barbara Ehrenreich participated…

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    Home Heating Assistance

    Mark Wolfe talked about the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which offers states money to help with heating assistance during the colder months. He explained…

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    House Democratic Agenda

    House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following their party caucus meeting where they talked about subjects including the omnibus spending bill and extending unemployment…

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    Representative Paul Ryan on Social Mobility

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the issue of social mobility and offered ways to overcome obstacles, including asking more of food stamp recipients in return…

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    President Johnson's War on Poverty

    Michael Tanner and Melissa Boteach talked about the legacy of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and the effectiveness of current safety net programs to help the…

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    Senator Harkin on the War on Poverty

    Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) spoke on the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s declaration of a “War on Poverty.”

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    Senator Marco Rubio on Poverty

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about anti-poverty programs and income mobility. He outlined two major changes. The first would move existing federal anti-poverty funding into…

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