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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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Wow, that's a great quote...and convicting for us in the US for sure, given that we have the highest percentage of people and children going to bed hungry/food insecure of any developed country in the world. Not good for the richest. Speaking of leaving a better world for our children, I may just have a good post on that...stay tuned.

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