Cities: Poor No More

"Goddammit," roared Chicago's Democratic Mayor Richard Daley, "they're kicking the hell out of us!" The Windy City's plain-spoken boss was referring not to Republicans, but to underprivileged citizens who might ordinarily be among his most loyal supporters were it not for a delayed time bomb built into the $2.3 billion war on poverty that has repeatedly brought the Democratic program into conflict with big-city Democratic machines.

Cascading Dollars. The fuse is a section of the 1964 Economic Opportunities Act requiring that local programs be "developed, conducted and administered with the maximum feasible...

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