The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data on poverty in 2011. Just looking at these headline numbers, however, misses some of the most important things the data tells us about growing income inequality, the state of the middle-class and more.Visit link →
How do you fix poverty? It’s a question many people have struggled to answer. Poverty experts Charles Murray and Melissa Boteach have very different views.Murray, of the American Enterprise Institute, believes that making the right personal decisions is the key to curbing poverty in America. Boteach, director of Half in Ten: The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years, sees the problem of poverty differently. She said that progressives and conservatives agree that personal responsibility — mixed with public and private initiatives to lift people up — is a key strategy in fighting poverty.