Poverty Reduction? Try a New Economic Vision for the U.S.
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IT WILL take hard work and high-level attention to develop a framework for this concept in the U.S. We need consensus on targets to measure progress and assess the effectiveness of new initiatives.
Establishing a new wide effort to develop and focus on such goals is worthy of presidential attention and Cabinet status.
In contrast, renewed attention to the limited target of income poverty is not. Even eliminating poverty sets the bar too low and, as a national goal, it simply will not work to achieve our shared hopes for a strong nation.
Margy Waller is executive director of the Mobility Agenda. She served in the Clinton-Gore White House and is co-author of "Social Inclusion for the United States."