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The Resource The American Way of Poverty

The American Way of Poverty

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The American Way of Poverty
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The American Way of Poverty
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<DIV><B>Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by <I> The New York Times Book Review</I></B><BR><BR>Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book <I>The Other America</I>, 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 majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm.<br><BR><I>The American Way of Poverty</I> shines a light on this travesty. Sasha Abramsky brings the effects of economic inequality out of the shadows and, ultimately, suggests ways for moving toward a fairer and more equitable social contract. Exploring everything from housing policy to wage protections and affordable higher education, Abramsky lays out a panoramic blueprint for a reinvigorated political process that, in turn, will pave the way for a renewed War on Poverty.<br><BR>It is, Harrington believed, a moral outrage that in a country as wealthy as America, so many people could be so poor. Written in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, in an era of grotesque economic extremes, <I>The American Way of Poverty</I> brings that same powerful indignation to the topic.<BR></DIV>
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The American Way of Poverty
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BAKER_TAYLOR:0013131584
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781568589558
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The American Way of Poverty
Publication
Control code
BAKER_TAYLOR:0013131584
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781568589558
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True
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optical disk

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