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InsiderOnline Blog: October 2008

How Not to Help the Poor

In a recently unearthed 2001 radio interview that has now been posted to YouTube, Barack Obama discusses the civil rights movement’s emphasis on achieving formal equality rather than community organizing for redistributive change. What that interview did not cover, however, was whether redistributionist policies really help the poor. Fortunately, the Acton Institute has a new video short examining the problems with moving money around as a social policy:

Posted on 10/29/08 04:32 PM by Alex Adrianson

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