Blog author: jcarter
Thursday, January 9, 2014
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The War on Poverty at 50
Various, National Review Online

Experts reflect on what went right and what went wrong with LBJ’s initiative.

The Islamization of France in 2013
Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute

Although no official data exist, more than half of the inmates in French prisons are believed to be Muslim, rising to 70% in some urban areas. This disproportionate ratio, coupled with overcrowding and overtaxed guards, makes young Muslims in French prisons easy prey for jihadist recruiters, according to guards, prison directors, ex-inmates, chaplains and crime experts interviewed by Reuters.

If You Really Care About Ending Poverty, Stop Talking About Inequality
W. Bradford Wilcox, The Atlantic

Don’t mind the rich-poor gap. Statistical analysis shows three factors—overall income growth, marriages, and local government spending—matter most for poorer children chasing the American Dream.

The War on Poverty at Fifty: How to Craft Policy to Help America’s Poor
Rachel Sheffield, Public Discourse

Government may be able to provide material assistance, but it has failed to address the deeper causes of poverty. Worse, it has discouraged the most important defenses against poverty in America—work and marriage.