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Alleviating Poverty—What Lawyers Can Do Now

Fifty years after the Johnson administration’s war on poverty, much has changed, but many of the social problems that “war” hoped to address continue to plague too many Americans. Fifty years ago, the discourse around poverty generally centered on civil rights and specific human needs—livable wages; good jobs; decent, safe, and affordable housing; quality education; safe neighborhoods; and affordable health care, and so forth.