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Fifty-Year 'War on Poverty' Brings Progress, Not Victoryi
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January 05, 2014 1:06 AM
Fifty years after U.S. President Lyndon Johnson declared a "war on poverty," experts are debating how many battles have been won. As VOA's Kent Klein reports, the so-called "war" has resulted in many government social programs, some more effective than others.

Fifty-Year 'War on Poverty' Brings Progress, Not Victory

Published January 04, 2014

Fifty years after U.S. President Lyndon Johnson declared a "war on poverty," experts are debating how many battles have been won. As VOA's Kent Klein reports, the so-called "war" has resulted in many government social programs, some more effective than others.


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