Systemic Barriers in Addressing Poverty

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Mar 19, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 21:53

(50:51) Guest: Scott Miller, CEO of Circles USA, an organization helping people who live below the poverty line through community networking and support work  You know the saying about how you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, or you can teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime? Well, suppose after you teach the man to fish, you take the pole away from him. Suddenly he’s hungry again and probably a little demoralized and confused at how the system he’d gotten used to changed so suddenly.  Scott Miller says that’s what happens with public assistance programs in the U.S. – such as food stamps and rental support.