The Meaning of Is
Bill Quick

Study: U.S. poverty rate decreased over past half-century thanks to safety-net programs – The Washington Post

Study: U.S. poverty rate decreased over past half-century thanks to safety-net programs.

My hunch would be that they are probably comparing apples to oranges, and using different definitions of “poverty” from then until now, as has been done with both unemployment and inflation.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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