The Moral Poverty of the Welfare Debate

Mr. Loury talked about the economics of welfare and how social policy addressed moral issues associated with poverty. He said… read more

Mr. Loury talked about the economics of welfare and how social policy addressed moral issues associated with poverty. He said that legislation was often directed at influencing parental choice and, thus, necessarily contained a moral dimension. He also talked about how poverty affects youth behavior and to what extent legislation can establish a public morality. After his remarks he answered questions from the audience. close

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  • Glenn C. Loury Founder and Director Boston University->Institute on Race and Social Division
  • Arthur Melzer Professor Michigan State University->Political Science

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The Moral Poverty of the Welfare Debate

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Program ID:
122550-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
May 22, 1999
Last Aired:
May 23, 1999

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  • May 22, 1999 | 9:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 23, 1999 | 12:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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