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Our Brothers’ Keepers
In a society grown steadily more affluent over two centuries, the existence of the poor has raised some baffling questions and surprising answers
December 1972 | Volume 24, Issue 1
Thus, the disappointments and confusions marking earlier encounters with poverty are still with us. But perhaps the fact of past failures will inspire bold, imaginative, and unprecedented solutions. In the end, our responses to the paradox of poverty are certain to demonstrate that the uses each generation makes of its history are as important and fascinating as the history itself.