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UK's Plan to End Childhood Poverty
There was an interesting op-ed in today's Washington Post on the UK's plan to end childhood poverty. Their initiative, started in 1999 has already reduced childhood poverty by 17%. How? By doing simple things like boosting the incomes of working parents! Do you think it's feasible for the U.S. to create a similar plan? This op-ed argues it's possible.
My favorite quote:
As we learned in our meetings with those whose job it is to hit these goals, opponents initially warned that investing significant national resources in ending child poverty was incompatible with global competition. We asked one politician about this. His response: "How can the U.K. compete globally if a third of our children grow up poor?"
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