This year marks the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty in America. Resources and current information at povertyusa.org. Attempts to alleviate Poverty haven’t failed; our economy has failed. Today, a report is being released entitled, “The War on Poverty: Then and Now,” which details the enormous impact that our safety net has made in lifting millions of people out of poverty, the ways in which our country has changed over the past 50 years, and principles to cut poverty moving forward.