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Richard Elman discusses his book "The Poorhouse State"

BROADCAST: Oct. 31, 1966 | DURATION: 00:00:01

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Poor people, welfare and egalitarianism are among the topics in Richard Elman's book, "The Poorhouse State: The American Way of Life on Public Assistance". Elman shares some people's individual stories and he points out the problems with the system. One of the many problems, who are the elite individuals deciding what's best for those people living in poverty.