December 04, 2003
Here's a stunning quote from liberal researcher Isabel Sawhill on how to reduce poverty:
If people did a few things -- graduated from high school, got a job, and delayed having a baby until they married -- our analysis shows that would eliminate a huge chunk of poverty in this country, and that would be far more effective than anything we could feasibly do through the welfare system alone.
When Dan Quayle said stuff like this he was chastised for "blaming the victim." This thinking may soon become conventional wisdom.