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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: 362.50 Desmond
Author: Desmond, Matthew,
Title: Poverty, by America /
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780593239919
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Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593239919
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: HC110.P6
Edition number: 23/eng/20230118
Classification number: 362.50973
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Matthew Desmond.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: Crown
Date of publication: 2023
Projected publication date: 2303
: New York :
: Crown,
: [2023]
Extent: 284 p. ; 22 cm.
Other physical details: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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General note: Includes index.
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Source of acquisition: Donated by Andrew Feniman 05/19/2023 Replaced 02/16/2024
Purchase price: $ 28.00
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Subject: Poverty
Subject: Poverty
Subject: Poor
General subdivision: Prevention.
Geographic subdivision: United States.
Geographic subdivision: United States.
Main entry heading: Desmond, Matthew.
Edition: First edition.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Crown, [2023]
Display text: Print version:
Title: Poverty, by America
Record control number: (DLC) 2022052347
International Standard Book Number: 9780593239919
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