Ending Poverty in America

Ending Poverty in America

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Is poverty a fact of life? Can the wealthiest nation in the world do nothing to combat the steadily rising numbers of Americans living in povertya€”or the 50 million Americans living in a€œnear povertya€? Senator John Edwards and some of the countrya€™s most prominent scholars, businesspeople, and community activists say otherwise. Published in conjunction with one of the countrya€™s leading anti-poverty centers, Ending Poverty in America brings together some of Americaa€™s most respected social scientists, including William Julius Wilson, Katherine S. Newman, and Richard B. Freeman, alongside journalists, neighborhood organizers, and business leaders. The voices heard here are both liberal and conservative, and tackle hot-button issues such as job creation, schools, housing, and family-friendly social policy. The contributors explain why poverty is growing and outline concrete steps that can be taken now to start turning the tide. In a political landscape seemingly bereft of daring and forward-thinking ideas, this new book lays out a path toward eliminating poverty in Americaa€”a template for a renewed public debate for an issue of intense urgency.How to Restore the American Dream John Edwards, Marion Crain, Arne L. Kalleberg ... Above all, it is based on the idea that job-based private insurance can easily fill the gaps left by public programs, when it is ever more clear thatit cannot.

Title:Ending Poverty in America
Author: John Edwards, Marion Crain, Arne L. Kalleberg
Publisher:The New Press - 2013-12-13

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