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Poverty

The American Dream in Crisis: What Can We Do About It?

The research is piling up: children of poor Americans are disadvantaged. Their neighborhoods, parents, schools, and lack of community engagement hold them back from entering adulthood with the same opportunities that rich kids have. And by “rich” and “poor,” I don’t...

4 Takeaways from Pres. Obama’s Conversation with Arthur Brooks and Robert Putnam

Thoughtful, bi-partisan conversations in Washington are a lot like uncooked steak—rare. That’s why yesterday’s conversation on poverty between President Obama, AEI President Arthur Brooks, and Harvard Professor Robert Putnam was so unusual, intriguing, and...