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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The War On Poverty Then And Now

The War On Poverty Then And Now

It’s been 50 years since the late Michael Harrington published the Other America, about poverty in the wealthiest country in the world (that’s us folks). In many ways, according to Sasha Abramsky of the Nation Institute, we still have the same problems and worse. The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives “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.”

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