Book Discussion on The Persistence of Poverty

Charles Karelis talked about his book The Persistence of Poverty: Why the Economics of the Well-Off Can’t Help the Poor, published by… read more

Charles Karelis talked about his book The Persistence of Poverty: Why the Economics of the Well-Off Can’t Help the Poor, published by Yale University Press. He explained his theory of why the poor stay poor despite decades of anti-poverty programs, and despite Republican or Democratic administrations. He said poverty did not result from lack of self discipline or lack of opportunity, but that it is a self-perpetuating phenomenon through non-work and non-saving. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on The Persistence of Poverty

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200788-1
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 16, 2007
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Sep 17, 2007

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  • Sep 16, 2007 | 9:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 17, 2007 | 3:41am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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