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The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives

Author: Sasha Abramsky
Publisher: New York, NY : Nation Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working poor, the tens of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system. In many ways, for the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sasha Abramsky
ISBN: 9781568587264 1568587260 1568589557 9781568589558
OCLC Number: 846846814
Description: xii, 355 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue : A scandal in the making --
pt. 1. The voices of poverty --
Poverty in the land of the plutocrats --
Blame games --
An American dilemma --
The fragile safety net --
The wrong side of the tracks --
Stuck in reverse --
pt. 2. Building a new and better house --
Why now? --
Shoring up the safety net --
Breaking the cycle of poverty --
Boosting economic security for the working poor --
Coda : Attention must be paid.
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Abramsky shows how poverty - a massive political scandal - is dramatically changing in the wake of the Great Recession.  Read more...

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