Article of the day: does welfare really work?

The image shows a New York Daily News front page from the 1960s, with the headline "LBJ's blueprint: billions for schools, aged, medicare and war on poverty"

The short answer is that yes, the US welfare system has generally been effective at reducing poverty, although it could also be more efficiently designed.  JSTOR Daily has a recent blog post that’s a great place to start on this topic, including background on the Great Society and the modern welfare state, and summaries of research on the effects of welfare.

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