Sunday, January 27, 2008

Democrats on Poverty

marjorie says...

Want to know more about the differences between Obama, Clinton and Edwards when it comes to tackling poverty? Check out this issue of Pathways, a new magazine produced by Stanford's Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality. I recommend a full read-through, but if you're pressed for time you can also check out the summary that LaToya Peterson already did for us here.

I was surprised that John Edwards didn't mention health care in his plan. Both Clinton and Obama give it the important place it deserves in any discussion about poverty. On the other hand, Edwards does emphasize the importance of labor, making the comment that organized labor is the greatest anti-poverty movement in American history.