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    Public Investment Anti-Poverty Transfers

    Professor Kristin Butcher delivered remarks on the findings of her research on the short and long-term effects of anti-poverty transfer programs on children in the families who receive them.…

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    Poverty and Economic Mobility, Charles Murray

    Author and political scientist Charles Murray discussed his views on the economic challenges facing certain demographic groups, particularly welfare recipients and the white working class. He was interviewed by…

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    Poverty and Economic Mobility, Limits of Policy

    Public policy analysts examined the issues of poverty and economic opportunities for low and middle-income Americans. They focused on the role of government and business should be in addressing these issues.…

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    Poverty and Economic Mobility, Speaker Paul Ryan

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the House Republicans' “A Better Way” agenda that includes combating poverty and expanding economic opportunities for low and middle-income Americans. He discussed…

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    Anti-Poverty Policies in a Trump Administration

    Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden was among the speakers at a series of discussions her organization held on the future of anti-poverty policies under President-elect Donald…

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    Born Bright

    C. Nicole Mason talked about her book Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America, in which she discusses poverty in America and her own personal struggle.…

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    White Working-Class Americans

    J.D. Vance and Charles Murray talked about challenges facing members of the white working class and barriers to economic mobility. Mr. Vance talked about his latest book, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a…

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    Census Bureau Poverty Report

    Olivia Golden and Robert Rector talked about the latest Census Bureau report on poverty in the U.S., which showed the sharpest decline in the poverty rate in nearly 50 years.

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on a Census Bureau report that said household income was up and poverty was down. John Ydstie also spoke by phone about…

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    The Poverty Industry

    Professor Daniel Hatcher talked about his book The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens, in which he argues that states and local governments are…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about his recent visits to local organizations in his district to learn how they were helping fight poverty. He…

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    Presidents and Poverty

    Panelists talked about what presidents can do to combat poverty. Participants included a George W. Bush administration domestic policy adviser, the director of the LBJ Library, and journalists from the Washington…

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    Anti-Poverty Efforts

    International aid experts goals talked about goals established by the United Nations to help reduce poverty for women and girls around the world. These U.N. goals, known as Sustainable…

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    Evicted

    Professor Matthew Desmond talked about his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, in which he looks at public housing and poverty in America through the prism of eight…

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    Poverty and Safety Net Programs

    Lawmakers and anti-poverty advocates talked about ways to combat poverty without the intervention of the government. Many of the panelists decried federal welfare programs, saying their…

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    Republican Agenda for Combating Poverty

    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other House Republicans unveiled the party’s “A Better Way to Fight Poverty” proposal at House of Help City Of Hope, a residential treatment facility in the Anacostia neighborhood of…

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    House Republican Poverty Plan

    Robert Rector and Rebecca Vallas talked about House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) poverty reduction proposal, which was unveiled earlier in the week.

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    Economic Consequences of the Criminal Justice System

    Obama administration officials, journalists, business leaders, and economists discussed the economic consequences of the criminal justice system. A panel analyzed data from a report by the…

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    Hunger and Food Assistance Programs

    Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about Department of Agriculture efforts to combat food insecurity, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and other nutrition assistance…

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    Communicators on FCC Lifeline Program

    Amina Fazlullah and Daniel Lyons talked about the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline program, which subsidizes phone service for poorer Americans. FCC Chair Tom Wheeler proposed…

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