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110: What we talk about when we talk about poverty

October 15th, 2015

Episode 179 of 241 episodes

If it seems impossible to talk about poverty in the U.S. without talking about race and culture, that's thanks in large part to one man: Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In 1965, Moynihan wrote a government memo that changed the way we think about poverty. In this episode, writers Peter Aigner and Stephanie Coontz weigh in on the report's legacy, and Moynihan's intentions.