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Episode 110: What we talk about when we talk about poverty

Writers Peter-Christian Aigner and Stephanie Coontz weigh in on the legacy of the Moynihan Report.

If it seems impossible to talk about poverty in the U.S. without talking about race and culture, that’s thanks in large part to one man: Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

In 1965, Moynihan wrote a government memo that changed the way we think about poverty. In this episode, writers Peter-Christian Aigner and Stephanie Coontz weigh in on the report’s legacy, and Moynihan’s intentions.

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