Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CARPE DIEM: U.S. Poverty Rate: 1959 to 2009 --plus discussion questions!


CARPE DIEM: U.S. Poverty Rate: 1959 to 2009:


Poverty


"So, the Great Society programs began around 1965, students. What effect did they have on the poverty rate?"

"Examine the periods when poverty rates were in decline. What correlation was there to the price of oil?"

"Compare this graph with the graphs on government spending (absolute, inflation-adjusted, and as % GNP/GDP. What correlations do you find?"


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