Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground

. "Is Welfare Really the Problem?'David T. Ellwood and Lawrence H. Summers, in The Public Interest (Spring 1986), 10 East 53rd St., New York, N.Y. 10022.
Of late, Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty has become a target for conser- vative reformers. The notion that federal efforts to help the poor have undermined their desire to earn a living rapidly gained currency in Wash-ington through Charles Murray's widely quoted Losing Ground (1984) [see WQ, Autumn ,841.
Ellwood and Summers, who teach...

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