Breaking the cycle of poverty
February 25, 2014
Guests: Norm Ornstein, Judith Levine and Shaun Harper
How do you break the cycle of poverty? How do you help people move up the income ladder? Today, a look at some strategies to combat the countryâ€™s growing economic inequality. We start off with a proposal to give every child $1000 when theyâ€™re born. American Enterprise Instituteâ€™s NORM ORNSTEIN shares his version of KidSave with us. Then, a conversation about some of the obstacles facing poor women — Marty talks with Temple University sociologist JUDITH LEVINE about her book, Ainâ€™t No Trust. Finally, University of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s SHAUN HARPER fills us in on President Obamaâ€™s new initiative â€śMy Brotherâ€™s Keeperâ€ť thatâ€™s aimed at helping young black men succeed.