This is a new home for beautiful very upper Manhattan's Wurzweiler School of Social Work's Social Action Committee, for our students, faculty, and staff -- and for anyone else who might want to land here for a bit. We'll shortly begin to give access to others who want to contribute to this group blog to-be (any takers?). For right now, just me, also blogging elsewhere under my secret identity, Cranky Doc. OK, not so secret -- same name.
It seems only fitting that we launch one day after the 10th Anniversary of the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (that's Welfare Reform, to the uninitiated). The conventional wisdom remains that it has been a success, evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. Out of sheer laziness, check out this short assessment of reform's "success" from two years ago. The numbers themselves have changed, but not in any way that alters the argument. I stand by the question: This is success?