Republicans Are at Least Half Right About 'War on Poverty'

Conservatives say that 50 years after Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the lesson is that more government spending won't solve the problem. The data suggest they have a point.

Conservatives say that 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the lesson is that more government spending, at least the way anti-poverty programs are set up today, isn't the best way to solve the problem. The data suggest they have a point.

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