The War against the Poor  

While liberals have been talking about resuming the War on Poverty, elected officials are doing something very different: waging a war on the poor. Even the riot that took place in Los Angeles in early May did not interrupt that …



What Can Be Done About Poverty?  

One of the many useful by-products of the War on Poverty was the revival of interest in greater economic and political equality. Although initiated by Michael Harrington and other socialist writers on poverty, the revival came about because researchers and …



Some Problems of Equality  

A completely egalitarian society strikes me as so utopian as to be beyond policy-oriented discussion. If all incomes were equal, it is doubtful that the most unpleasant and taxing jobs would be filled, and if all power were equalized, it …



Some Problems of Equality  

A completely egalitarian society strikes me as so utopian as to be beyond policy-oriented discussion. If all incomes were equal, it is doubtful that the most unpleasant and taxing jobs would be filled, and if all power were equalized, it …