From the Los Angeles Times
Professor Bruce D. Meyer

Harris Public Policy Professor Bruce D. Meyer was featured in the Los Angeles Times discussing new research that shows the efficacy of federal antipoverty programs, including Social Security. 

"The claim that poverty hasn't gone down since the start of the war on poverty is nonsense," Meyer said. "You can see there were big reductions in poverty over time due mainly to two things — all the transfer programs we've added such as SNAP, TANF, SSI, expanded Social Security, and housing benefits — and because the economy has grown."

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