Charles Murray The Great Society

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Charles Murray believes that the Great Society failed but I have to disagree with him. I agree with Joseph A. Califano, Jr. because I believe it was a success, even though poverty still exists today. Lyndon Johnson created the Great Society programs and most of them happen to still exist today. Federal aid for education, healthcare aid, and food stamps are some programs that still exist today. These programs helped ease the lives of millions of people. Without these programs our nation would not be “the world’s leader in medical research” or “the leading power in computer and information technology” (Califano, 241, 242). These programs helped push America in the right way to success. “When LBG took office, 22.2 percent of Americans were living
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