Earlier I noted the research of Peter Muennig, Zohn Rosen and Elizabeth Ty Wilde which proves (at all standard confidence intervals) that welfare reform killed people. I was alarmed that almost nobody but the must read Bill Gardner noticed this research. Now Dylan Matthews has a long excellent post on the research and other evidence that anti poverty programs save lives.
This should transform the political debate entirely. I expect it to have almost no effect. But the best of the blogosphere is doing its best.