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"Be open-handed toward your brothers": Commentary piece by AEI's Arthur Brooks on how society can best address and alleviate poverty.

"The 2008 election marked the return of progressive politics in America. For the first time in 16 years, Democrats won both houses of Congress and the White House. They wasted no time in articulating a progressive agenda they claimed would offset the Great Recession and turn America toward greater fairness and compassion. Lifting up the poor, decreasing inequality, and curbing runaway income gains among the wealthiest Americans ranked high among their stated priorities. It has been five years. How has their project turned out?" -- Arthur C. Brooks, Commentary

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