February 11, 2020
Though America is a land of great wealth and opportunity, short- and long-term poverty are still pervasive problems. The American Dream does not seem to be accessible to all. Why is this the case? What factors contribute to keeping people in poverty? What are the most effective tools for helping all Americans to live flourishing lives, free from want?
In this conversation, we’ll explore some of the obstacles facing the poor in America today and unpack a variety of proposals to help address these issues. We will also explore our individual obligation concerning the problem of poverty in our communities and country. What is our moral responsibility towards those in need and how do we effectively put our values into action?