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Darity, William A., Jr. (2003). Will the Poor Always Be with Us?. Review of Social Economy, 61(4), 471-477.


Becky Blank has presented a valuable meditation on the nature of poverty. She offers the voice of genuinely caring economist. The notion of a “caring economist” was not an oxymoron for me, at least not when I first came to economics as an undergraduate at Brown University in 1970. I have grown more cynical over the years, which makes me even more appreciative of the sentiment and ethics implied in the title of Professor Blank’s talk.


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Darity, William A., Jr.