When you think of social science literature on poverty in America, what do you find to be its primary causes?
What role does and could education play in alleviating poverty?
How have governmental policy changes affected student loan debt and healthcare costs? On balance, have these developments improved the anti-poverty programs of the government and society as a whole?
Do you believe someone can advance out of poverty in the U.S. today? Is America still a land of opportunity? If so, why; if not, why not?