What would an anti-poverty agenda look like?
Devise one piece of legislation that could make a difference.
The issue comes up as the US Census Bureau announced that the US poverty rate has remained roughly at this same level since 2011. 46 million Americans — 15 percent of the population — are now counted as living in poverty.
The main resource is an interview of Robert Reich who talks about “Inequality for All,” a documentary about the former labor secretary’s personal crusade to explain to Americans why everyone should care about the nation’s growing economic disparity and divisiveness.
There is also a great comic infographic that defines poverty from KQED's The Lowdown (under the More Resources section).
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