Lyndon Johnson, Community Action, and Management of the Administrative State

@inproceedings{Flanagan2001LyndonJC,
  title={Lyndon Johnson, Community Action, and Management of the Administrative State},
  author={Richard M. Flanagan},
  year={2001}
}
"The people I want to help," President Johnson told White House aide Joseph Califano, "are the ones who've never held real jobs and aren't equipped to handle them. They have no motivation to reach for something better because the sum total of their life is losing" (Califano 1991, 75). To the end of helping America's chronically poor, the president initiated the War on Poverty in 1964. At the center of this effort was a new initiative, the Community Action Program (CAP), lodged within a new… CONTINUE READING