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The Resource The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives, Sasha Abramsky, (electronic resource)

The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives, Sasha Abramsky, (electronic resource)

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
  • Abramsky shows how poverty - a massive political scandal - is dramatically changing in the wake of the Great Recession
  • "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 way 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"--
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EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abramsky, Sasha
Dewey number
362.50973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Poor
  • Equality
  • United States
Label
The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives, Sasha Abramsky, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-346) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn855502575
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781568589558
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855502575
Label
The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives, Sasha Abramsky, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-346) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn855502575
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781568589558
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855502575

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