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This Way Up: New Thinking About Poverty and Economic Mobility

Oren Cass
Tamar Jacoby
Robert Doar
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 Washington, D.C.

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This Way Up: New Thinking About Poverty and Economic Mobility

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This Way Up: New Thinking About Poverty and Economic Mobility

Oren Cass Tamar Jacoby Robert Doar Washington, D.C. 04:00am—06:00am
Thursday January 18
Thursday January 18 2018
PAST EVENT Thursday January 18 2018

On January 18, the Manhattan Institute's Oren Cass participated in a panel on “Putting Americans to Work: New Thinking About Poverty and Economic Mobility” — followed by a Hill briefing.

This booklet of short essays commissioned by Opportunity America includes proposals for welfare reform, wage subsidies, workforce training, school choice, and restoring the norms of marriage and responsible parenting, among other topics.

Oren Cass, Howard Husock, and Kay Hymowitz contributed to the report. Read the full PDF.

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As Congress turns its attention to welfare reform, the spotlight is on the right: How do conservatives propose to eliminate barriers and enhance opportunity for poor and working-class Americans?

More than 50 years after the War on Poverty, a wealth of new thinking is percolating in Washington and beyond, including fresh ideas about policy and proposals that look beyond government to harness the power of communities.

A new booklet of short essays commissioned by Opportunity America in conjunction with AEI showcases some of the best of this new thinking — proposals for welfare reform, wage subsidies, workforce training, school choice, and restoring the norms of marriage and responsible parenting, among other topics.

Please join AEI and Opportunity America for a panel discussion with experts highlighting new ideas from the essays and more.

Agenda

3:30 PM
Registration

4:00 PM
Opening remarks:
Robert Doar, AEI

Discussion:
Robert Doar, AEI
Adrian Smith, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee (R-NE)

4:15 PM
Q&A

4:20 PM
Break

4:25 PM
Panel discussion

Participants:
Oren Cass, Manhattan Institute
Robert Doar, AEI
Lawrence M. Mead, New York University
Heather Reynolds, Catholic Charities of Fort Worth

Moderator:
Tamar Jacoby, Opportunity America

5:25 PM
Q&A

5:35 PM
Adjournment and cocktail reception

TOPICS
EconomicsIncome Inequality
OtherPoverty

“THIS WAY UP” REPORT

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