So Rich, So Poor
Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in AmericaBook - 2012
In this provocative book, Peter Edelman, a former top aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and a lifelong antipoverty advocate, offers an informed analysis of how this country can be so wealthy yet have a steadily growing number of unemployed and working poor. According to Edelman, we have taken important positive steps without which 25 to 30 million more people would be poor, but poverty fluctuates with the business cycle. The structure of today's economy has stultified wage growth for half of America's workers with even worse results at the bottom and for people of color while bestowing billions on those at the top.
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2012
Branch Call Number: 339.46 EDELMAN
Characteristics: xix, 184 p. ; 22 cm