Keeping Democracy Alive:Ensuring Poverty:Welfare Reformin Feminist Perspective 
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Keeping Democracy Alive  Ensuring Poverty:Welfare Reformin Feminist Perspective   
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Burt Cohen  Bi-Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
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When myths inform legislation, harm often results. So much of todays welfare reform, based on myth, works to keep people in poverty. Its been created from a top-down, men-dominant model and it brings not dignity but despair. In her new book Ensuring Poverty, co-author Felicia Kornbluh argues that work that contributes to a stable economy is valuable; it is important to be able to take care of young kids and older or infirm relatives. That work is valuable and must be recognized as such. Kornbluh argues that welfare reform under President Clinton worsened poverty as it threw people off welfare but created no jobs. And that that legislation was the start of the current divisions in the Democratic Party, with traditional Democrats fighting against the poorly thought-out plan. She also says the widely held notion of deadbeat dads is faux feminism which hurts working women. Looking at the challenges from a feminist perspective offers much better solutions.  Burt Cohen and Felicia Kornbluh 
Notes: Credits:
  Betty Wright I Am Woman 
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View Script    11-29-2018  English 
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