The Brookings Institution has unveiled a sweeping proposal to reduce poverty and restore the American Dream.
This result of 14 months of work by 15 experts in the AEI-Brookings Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity, the plan seeks to bridge the partisan divide and suggest a way forward, despite the political polarization and gridlock that has paralyzed much of Washington.
The report begins with an unbiased, thorough review of basic facts about poverty, mobility, education, employment, and marriage in America today. Additional chapters focus on how changes in family, work, and education have together forced more Americans into poverty, with little chance of escaping. Finally, the report concludes with a path forward based on shared values.