Season 8, Episode 31

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Well-intentioned social programs go back to the Depression era. A study of their effectiveness came decades later. (Photo: Jack Delano / Farm Security Administration / Flickr)

Good intentions are nice, but with so many resources poured into social programs, wouldn’t it be even nicer to know what actually works?

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “When Helping Hurts.”