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The price of paradise : the costs of inequality and a vision for a more equitable America

Author: David Dante Troutt
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, ©2013.
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"Many American communities, especially the working and middle class, are facing chronic problems: fiscal stress, urban decline, environmental sprawl, failing schools, mass incarceration, political isolation, disproportionate foreclosures, and severe public health risks. In The Price of Paradise, David Dante Troutt argues that it is a lack of what he calls 'regional equity' in our local decision making that has led  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Dante Troutt
ISBN: 9780814760550 0814760554
OCLC Number: 884613860
Description: VII, 275 str. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction 1 Mutuality: The Thief, the Preacher, and the Late-Night Lawyer 2 All This I Made Myself: Assuming That Middle-Class Lives Are Self-Sufficient 3 Keep Your Distance: Assuming That Middle-Class Status Requires Distance from the Poor 4 The Promise Half Empty: Assuming That Segregation Is a Thing of the Past 5 We Renamed the Problem and It Disappeared: Assuming That Racism No Longer Limits Minority Chances 6 Islands without Paradise: Assuming That Poverty Results from Weak Values and Poor Decisions 7 Raceless Wonders: Assuming That Racial Labels No Longer Matter 8 The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America AcknowledgmentsNotes Selected Bibliography Index About the Author
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