Some argue that the history of American social welfare policy and social work can be read as a series of “pendulum” swings, moving back and forth between a more conservative and more progressive/liberal perspectives. Using historical examples, respond to this argument. Looking at a social welfare history from colonial period through the New Deal, discuss these shifting perspectives on [poverty. How did these shifting beliefs about poverty effect social reform efforts and interventions? Do you think our approach to poverty is more progressive/liberal or conservative and why? Where do you think we should be headed in terms of our approach?