The Bloomberg administration, frustrated by the federal government’s Great Society method of determining who is poor, is developing its own measure, which city officials say will offer a more modern and accurate picture of poverty.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wants to adopt the new measure in part so he can better assess whether the tens of millions of dollars the city plans to spend on new anti-poverty programs will improve poor people’s standard of living. . . .
. . . .Though city officials insist they are approaching this undertaking without bias, it is almost impossible to separate the process from politics. . . .
You think? If this doesn't work, how about some poverty report cards? I hear that Attorney Liebman has some ideas on that.