Richard V. Reeves The air is thick with rhetoric on poverty, opportunity and inequality. Politicians on both sides are lamenting the state of the American Dream. Too often, though, phrases trump facts.
Government spending on these programs and the Unemployment Compensation program prevented poverty from increasing during the most severe recession since the Great Depression: Source: Fox et al. 2014. Waging War on Poverty: Historical Trends in Poverty Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure.
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