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What can Biden’s plan do for poverty? Look to Bangladesh.

Since 1991, Bangladesh has since enjoyed three decades of extraordinary progress

March 11, 2021 / 12:59 PM IST
What can Biden’s plan do for poverty? Look to Bangladesh.

Nicholas Kristof One of the great moral stains on the United States is that the richest and most powerful country in history has accepted staggering levels of child poverty. With final legislative approval of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan on Wednesday, the United States has decided to scrub at that stain. Most historic in the package are provisions that should sharply reduce child poverty. If these measures are made permanent, a Columbia University study suggests, child poverty could...

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