DDoubleP has a great analysis of how ‘apolitical’ technocratic approaches to poverty policy effectively prevent discussion of the systemic causes behind poverty. This comes full-circle when politically-controversial but technically-effective tools for mitigating poverty are kept out of this ‘apolitical’ discourse. For example, even though no-strings-attached cash aid to poor parents is empirically one of the best ways to help poor kids succeed, the inherently political (or politicized, if you like) idea of giving money to poor people without bureaucratic oversight is too controversial to gain traction with policy makers.
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