How America’s War on Poverty is changing

**FILE** President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, center left, leave the home in Inez, Ky., of Tom Fletcher, a father of eight who told Johnson he’d been out of work for nearly two years, in this April 24, 1964, file photo. The president visited the Appalachian area in Eastern Kentucky to see conditions firsthand and announce his War on Poverty from the Fletcher porch. (AP Photo/FILE)

This was an interesting read on how America’s War on Poverty is changing, from Oxfam America.
Low-wage jobs today are not a path out of poverty, but a trap within it.” Until Americans are paid a living wage, our country (including philanthropy) will make little progress in the War against Poverty.
-Anahid Brakke
Program Director, Self Sufficiency