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

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The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives
Title
The American way of poverty
Title remainder
how the other half still lives
Statement of responsibility
Sasha Abramsky
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eng
Summary
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 majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm. The American Way of Poverty 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. 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, The American Way of Poverty brings that same powerful indignation to the topic
Summary
Delves into the stories of the struggling Americans behind poverty statistics and offers a course for putting the country back on a more economically just footing
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New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10233210
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Abramsky, Sasha
Dewey number
362.5/0973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Poverty
  • Poor
  • Equality
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how the other half still lives
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The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives, Sasha Abramsky
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nc
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text
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rdacontent.
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21 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781568584607
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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regular print
Label
The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives, Sasha Abramsky
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781568584607
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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