Bloomberg to Fight Poverty with Cash Incentives New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a plan for fighting poverty: he is offering cash to low-income residents for visiting the doctor, attending school, even for getting a library card. Linda Gibbs, New York's Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, discusses the controversial program.
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Bloomberg to Fight Poverty with Cash Incentives

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What do you think of Bloomberg's incentive-based anti-poverty plan?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a plan for fighting poverty: he is offering cash to low-income residents for visiting the doctor, attending school, even for getting a library card. Linda Gibbs, New York's Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, discusses the controversial program.

Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, New York City

Douglas Besharov, scholar in social welfare studies at the American Enterprise Institute; professor of public policy at the University of Maryland

Toby Herr, director, Project Match

Diane Clark, participated in Chicago's "Pathways to Rewards" program with her five sons