Over the years, we have tried lots of different things to “solve” poverty. From the programs of the New Deal down to Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” poverty is a perennial problem. Thinking about the policy discussion in Euchner and McGovern and Edwards and Imrie, the complexities of poverty illustrated in the films, and your own experience, what approach and policies do you think have the most promise for dealing with poverty?
Consider poverty from both an individual and structural (e.g., society, economy) level. Provide examples/evidence from the readings and films to support your argument.