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Author Abramsky, Sasha.

Title The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives / Sasha Abramsky.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Nation Books, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    362.5097 ABR    DUE 04-24-18 Billed
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    362.5 ABR    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    362.5 ABR    Available
Description xii, 355 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A scandal in the making -- 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 -- 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 ; Attention must be paid.
Summary "Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, chronicling the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. Today, it is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and the new working poor--the tens of millions of people whose lives are shaped by financial insecurity, and who are paying the price for a fractured economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system. In The American Way of Poverty, Sasha Abramsky brings the effects of economic inequality out of the shadows, shining a light on this national travesty and, ultimately, suggesting ways for moving toward a fairer and more equitable social contract. For Abramsky, poverty is not a tragedy--it is a scandal, with all-too-tangible consequences. Rather than simply telling the reader that poverty has become the scourge of the new century and that inequality in America is worse than it has been since the 1920s, he delves into the stories of the people around the country who are struggling to survive, and describes the shattered lives behind the often overwhelming poverty statistics"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Poverty -- United States.
Poor -- United States.
Equality -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
ISBN 9781568587264 hardback
1568587260 hardback

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