Poverty and Inequality
Today, the U.S. spends 16 times as much on welfare as it spent in the 1960s yet the federal poverty rate remains nearly unchanged.
The War on Poverty has cost the taxpayers nearly three and a half times the combined cost of all military wars in U.S. history.
Understanding the Hidden $1.1 Trillion Welfare System and How to Reform It
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