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Megan McArdle

Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan Sure Can't Hurt

I don’t know whether Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan will work -- but this is exactly what makes its focus on experimentation and rigorous evaluation so valuable.
If we can open a door, shouldn't we?
If we can open a door, shouldn't we?

Over at Slate, both Jamelle Bouie and Jordan Weissmann argue against Representative Paul Ryan's new anti-poverty plan on the grounds that it is unnecessarily concerned with the small percentage of the population that is chronically poor. Here's Weissmann:

And here is Bouie, in a piece subtitled "America's poor need bigger checks, not a 'life plan'":