Essay: THE POOR AMIDST PROSPERITY

"EMPLOYMENT in the U.S. stands at a record 75 million, and unemployment is down to an eight-year low. A rising stock market attests to the seemingly invincible health of the economy; the nation shoulders the costs of foreign war and foreign aid without strain; the big metropolises revel in the autumnal excitement of the new movies, the fall fashions, the opera, the art galleries, a thousand assorted a go-gos. And amidst such affluence the U.S. Government plugs away at its War on Poverty; last week Congress passed a second-year appropriation of $1.78 billion,...

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