Social safety nets haven’t helped

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Sheila Suess Kennedy [Nov. 4] states that “There’s a fair amount of evidence that strong social safety nets correlate with healthier social indicators”—less gun violence, teen pregnancy, divorce, etc. Perhaps then, Kennedy can explain to me and other IBJ readers why, in the 40-plus years since Lyndon Johnson launched his infamous war on poverty, claiming to provide that strong social safety net, statistics tell us they are failing miserably in every single one of the categories she listed?
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Jim Kennedy
 

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