What are our assumptions about poverty in America? How much of it is just mistaken? How do the assumptions we make influence the policies we adopt? We explore these assumptions and the realities. Hosted by Doug Becker. [ dur: 58mins. ]
- Mark Robert Rank is currently the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of Living on the Edge: The Realities of Welfare in America, One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All, and Chasing the American Dream: Understanding the Dynamics that Shape Our Fortunes (with Thomas Hirschl). His forthcoming book is POORLY UNDERSTOOD: What Americans Get Wrong About Poverty (with Lawrence M. Eppard and Heather Bullock.).
- Lawrence M. Eppard is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Shippensburg University. He is the author of Rugged Individualism and the Misunderstanding of American Inequality (with Mark Robert Rank and Heather Bullock) and the forthcoming POORLY UNDERSTOOD: What Americans Get Wrong About Poverty (with Mark Robert Rank and Heather Bullock.).
- Peter Edelman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law and is faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. He is the author of Searching for America’s Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, So Rich So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America and Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America.
This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin and Sudd Dongre.