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Sure we want to help the poor, but

Ted Balaker
October 19, 2006, 1:58pm

Just got back from Washington, D.C. where I took part in various activities related to a certain book (since we're still in soft launch mode, I shall withhold my barrage of obnoxious self promotion ... for now). Anyhow, thanks to Barry Klein for passing along this article about an organization that helps the poor by (gulp) putting them in cars: Some results from participants in San Mateo County, California: Sure helping the poor become self-sufficient is all well and good, but aren't cars, um, bad? For more on the success of such programs check out chapter 8 in the Brookings Institution book,Taking the High Road. (But if you can buy just one book, you know what to do.)

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