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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fifty years after Michael Harrington published 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. 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, could 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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abramsky, Sasha
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Poor
  • Equality
  • United States
  • United States
  • Economic history
  • Equality
  • Politics and government
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • United States
Label
The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives, Sasha Abramsky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-346) 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 -- Part one: 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 -- Part two: 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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xii, 355 pages
Isbn
9781568584607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869266807
Label
The American way of poverty : how the other half still lives, Sasha Abramsky
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-346) 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 -- Part one: 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 -- Part two: 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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xii, 355 pages
Isbn
9781568584607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869266807

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