This is the introduction to an article in The New Yorker on "Our Invisible Poor" by Dwight Macdonald:
This week ..., John Cassidy writes about the politics of measuring poverty in America. He notes that, in December of 1962, President John F. Kennedy asked Walter Heller, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, to gather statistics on poverty. In early 1963, Heller gave the President a copy of a review by Dwight Macdonald, in The New Yorker, of Michael Harrington’s book “The Other America: Poverty in the United States.” Here is Macdonald’s review.
Here's a link to the review.