Fifty Years Later the War on Poverty Is Lost

Fifty years ago Lyndon B. Johnson declared War on Poverty.  Great strides were made.  Between 1964 and 1965 Medicaid and Medicare were enacted, food stamps made permanent, a flurry of work and volunteer grants were passed, and educational opportunities were made more egalitarian.  Unfortunately later administrations have been tearing apart Johnson's weapons against poverty one by one.

Friday Movie Night - LBJ

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!


Tonight's film is the PBS American Experience biography on President Lyndon B. Johnson. Mostly remembered for the Vietnam War, LBJ was also responsible for a host of economic related programs. LBJ is probably one of the last New Deal Democrats and this is the definitive biography on his Presidency and life.