The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives / Sasha Abramsky.
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- ISBN: 9781568584607
- ISBN: 1568584601
- Physical Description: xii, 355 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st pbk ed.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Nation Books, 2014.
|General Note:|| Originally published: 2013.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-346) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 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.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Sasha Abramsky brings the effects of economic inequality out of the shadows, shining a light on this national travesty and, ultimately, suggesting a path toward a fairer and more equitable social contract. Abramsky delves into the stories of the long-term chronically poor and the new working poor, and describes the shattered lives behind the often overwhelming poverty statistics. The American Way of Poverty charts an ambitious course for putting the country back on a fairer economic footing, through creating a viable living wage, making the tax system truly progressive again, establishing social insurance systems for higher education, and an array of other vital reforms. He brings a powerful indignation and viable solutions to the topics of poverty and inequality in America." -- p. 4 of cover.
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