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All Together Now by Jared Bernstein

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CONCLUSIONIt Takes a Movement

MY MIND IS spinning as the wheels of the plane lift off the Heathrow runway. True, I’ve never resolved my jet lag since landing here a mere few days ago, but that just explains part of my agitation. For I’ve seen a society embrace the WITT agenda, and it was good.

A WITT DEMO MODEL

In late 2005, a study group from the United States, of which I was a member, visited the United Kingdom to learn about its initiative to end child poverty by 2020. In turns out that a couple of years after he was elected in 1997, Prime Minister Tony Blair gave a speech wherein, out of nowhere, he declared this goal. It took the government officials in the relevant agencies by surprise, they told us, but they rolled up their sleeves ...

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