Poverty is a Thriving Industry in Utah

Poverty is a Thriving Industry in Utah

The purpose of the War on Poverty in 1964 was to have the “maximum feasible participation of the poor” involved in planning, employment and implementation of the program. Its intent was supposed to eliminate the middleman in the delivery of services to the poor. However, soon after the program started, the professionals saw it as a threat and took it over, leaving the poor out. The war may be over, but today poverty is a thriving industry.

Posted in Intergenerational Poverty
Tags: homelessness in Utah, Poverty in Utah, War on Poverty,

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