It's the same old song and dance from the poverty pimp, but at least he's not using the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for it this time. Under the Dome reports that Edwards participated in a two-part photo shoot for GQ magazine (reportedly, a certain bespectacled political columnist needed restraint at that news) to promote something he calls the "Half in Ten" program, ostensibly to cut poverty in half in ten years.
Naturally, this program continues to reflect Edwards' counterproductive approaches to poverty; i.e., his infatuation with the age-old delusion that the state can solve poverty without addressing how wealth is produced or, especially in America, what makes some people not productive and government's role in exacerbating that.
The report on which his program would be based leads with a massive increase in the minimum wage, Edwards' pat response to fighting poverty and one that is guaranteed to make it harder for the poorest and least employable to find work. The top five recommendations are: