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Poverty, by America  Cover Image Book Book

Poverty, by America

Desmond, Matthew (author.).

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  • ISBN: 0593239911
  • ISBN: 9780593239919
  • Physical Description: pages cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2023]

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General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.: "The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a new and bracing argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it. The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Why? Why does this land of plenty allow one in every eight of its children to go without basic necessities, permit scores of its citizens to live and die on the streets, and authorize its corporations to pay poverty wages? In this landmark book, acclaimed sociologist Matthew Desmond draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how affluent Americans knowingly and unknowingly keep poor people poor. Those of us who are financially secure exploit the poor, driving down their wages while forcing them to overpay for housing and access to cash and credit. We prioritize the subsidization of our wealth over the alleviation of poverty, designing a welfare state that gives the most to those who need the least. And we stockpile opportunity in exclusive communities, creating zones of concentrated riches alongside those of concentrated despair. Some lives are made small so that others may grow. Elegantly written and fiercely argued, this compassionate book gives us new ways of thinking about a morally urgent problem. It also helps us imagine solutions. Desmond builds a startlingly original and ambitious case for ending poverty. He calls on us all to become poverty abolitionists, engaged in a politics of collective belonging to usher in a new age of shared prosperity and, at last, true freedom"--
Subject: Poverty United States
Poverty Prevention
Poor United States

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  • 46 of 53 copies available at Bibliomation.
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  • 1 current hold with 53 total copies.
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Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon 362.509 DES (Text) 33430152331096 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 04/22/2024
Beardsley Branch - Bridgeport Adult On Order (Text) acq1328772 Acquisitions On order -
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford 362.509 DESMOND M (Text) 32544072692196 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bethel Public Library 362.509 DES (Text) 34030148524082 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport 362.50973 DESMOND (Text) 34000151390531 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 04/24/2024
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry ANF 362.509 DES (Text) 33260000596677 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Brookfield Library 362.5097/DESMOND (Text) 34029148556565 Adult Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 362.5 DES (Text) 34014152209087 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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