On, The Atlantic convened in Washington, D.C., for a new program,"Reinventing the War on Poverty." Speakers at the Forum explored the current economic and social breakdown of the country's population, how we got to this point, and importantly, what can be done to ensure that millions below or on the brink of the poverty line have the tools to create sustainable foundations for themselves and future generations.
The country has changed since Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty 50 years ago, and the White House--along with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle--are revving up to re-energize the fight. We will assemble the leading voices from policy and practice for a constructive and solutions based discussion of poverty as well as potential solutions in the education, labor and economic policy terrains. Topics may also include: how to move the needle on education, costs and benefits of universal healthcare and pre-k, and private versus public sector responsibility.
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Fifteen Years Later:
Are We Any Safer?
The Atlantic will explore the nation’s homeland security to examine the strengths and remaining vulnerabilities of our security apparatus and our preparedness to prevent the next terrorist attack.
The New Old Age
Since the turn of the 20th century, average life expectancy has been rising steadily. In the United States, we can now expect to live an average of three decades longer than our great-grandparents. As we collectively age, our societal understandings of the rhythms of an average lifespan have been slow to adapt. With nearly 10,000 baby boomers moving into retirement every day, The Atlantic will examine the shape of the new old age and its impact on society.