Poverty Politics And Profit Analysis

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Poverty, Politics, and Profit is a Frontline episode investigating the reasoning as to why and how low-income residents in the United States continue to live in poverty, even though billions of dollars are spent on housing. Throughout the episode, the audience is shown as to what goes on behind the money that is being invested, as well as the living situations of many low-income housing. As the film continues, there are a few policy solutions mentioned. Deborah Stone is an author who wrote Policy Paradox, which is one of her most well-known works. In the book, Stone talks about policy solutions, she states, “ongoing strategies for structuring relationships and coordinating behavior to achieve collective purposes” (Stone, 259). So, both Stone and Poverty, Politics, and Profit talk about policy solutions to solve policy problems. There are programs mentioned within the episode that are supposed to be forms of solutions to help those is poverty. In the beginning of the film, Laura Sullivan mentions the largest program, which is …show more content…
Although, I do feel like they could regulate it a little more and make it accessible to more people. Like Giles said earlier, she had waited six years until she gained access to it. The tax credit program is something I think needs to be worked on. It was mentioned in the film that, “tax credit deal would have to have Section 8 because that’s what they really were afraid of.” Communities do not want to be involved with the Section 8 and tax credit programs because of their class. They do not want different classes mixing, and do not feel like having those who need to rely on Section 8 and tax credit would be good for their neighborhoods. The tax credit program also “perpetuates racial segregation,” as stated in the film. In 2014, the Department of Treasure was actually sued on the account that tax credit properties were focusing only on low-income

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