Crime increase as poverty increases. Recidivism, men and women returning to prison and jail after release, is higher where employment rates are lower. Without economic justice and the decrease of poverty, we will not have restorative justice and human flourishing. Breaking the cycle of incarceration is indelibly tied to breaking the cycle of poverty
The Great Society programs of the 1960s were perhaps the most systematic attempt to use the state to address poverty in the United States. Prize-winning author, economic historian and journalist Amity Shlaes joins us to discuss the Great Society’s origins, why it failed, and what we can learn from the experience today.