"Culture of Poverty"--a dangerous myth? Or a web of social ills that deserves our attention?
In the 1960s, the Moynihan Report was criticized for describing a so-called "culture of poverty." The topic was off-limits for decades, but is once again receiving attention from groups like the Brookings Institution and even Congress, according to the Times.
Is this a dangerous debate that risks blaming the poor for society's ills? Or a study that could help break the cycle?