Fifty years after the War on Poverty began (and saw its funding cut only two years later), some continue to argue that cultural factors, rather than the lack of living wage jobs, are the cause of widespread poverty in the United States. The massive media campaign behind Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld’s new book (which I refuse to further publicize) arguing that certain cultures are achievement-oriented while others are not shows the resiliency of the false “culture of poverty” argument. Josh Ishimatsu’s article, “There is no ‘Culture of Poverty’,” in the current issue of Rooflines offers a strong refutation of this long outdated social thesis.