Fixing welfare is not a popular topic in politics. Not surprisingly, neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders have discussed a welfare-reform proposal, despite the myriad ways in which they say they would like to help the poor.

But our dysfunctional welfare program, argues Annie Lowrey, is in desperate need of fixing, having left “hundreds of thousands of people in extreme poverty, living on less than $2 a day per person.”

And both Sanders and Clinton have “somehow managed to overlook and avoid confronting the ragged hole at the very bottom of our safety net.”

Read more at New York Magazine


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