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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
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. This book shines a light on this travesty. The author 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, he 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 way of the 2008 financial collapse, in an era of grotesque economic extremes, this book brings that same powerful indignation to the topic. -- Provided by publisher
Awards note
A New York Times Notable Book.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abramsky, Sasha
Dewey number
362.50973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
A54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Poor
  • Equality
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Equality
  • Politics and government
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • United States
  • Armut
  • Sozialpolitik
  • USA
  • Pobreza
  • Pobres
  • Igualdad
  • Estados Unidos
Label
The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives, Sasha Abramsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn846846814
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 355 pages
Isbn
9781568587264
Lccn
2013018771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022709721
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568587264
  • (OCoLC)846846814
Label
The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives, Sasha Abramsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn846846814
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 355 pages
Isbn
9781568587264
Lccn
2013018771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022709721
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568587264
  • (OCoLC)846846814

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