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December 08, 2014
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The Long War on Poverty

Five decades after President Johnson’s speech, nonprofits try 21st-century approaches to a stubborn problem

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty, the soldiers in the trenches are still grappling with the immensity of the challenge he laid out.

Poverty has proven to be a stubborn foe, seemingly resistant to decades of...

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