Homes are shown boarded up on April 08, 2021 in Providence, Rhode Island. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Instead of eliminating poverty, the “War on Poverty” has become a war on the poor.
We need to listen to what poor people say they need — they are the ones fighting poverty, not the politicians.
Guaranteed income programs are the bold intervention we need to increase economic mobility.
Jorge O. Elorza is the Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.
This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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