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Bipartisan on Child Poverty

Poverty & Family Economics

The New York Times, by Bruce Lesley

Sheila C. Bair is right (“Grand Old Parity,” Op-Ed, Feb. 27): income inequality should concern both parties. In Britain, it does, at least when it comes to children.

Ms. Bair also rightly identified America’s political problem: the tendency to trip over ideology when it comes to solutions. The British lowered that barrier by taking a different approach. They began by uniting the Tories and Labour around a broad goal, setting a national child poverty reduction target. …Read more