So Rich, So Poor

So Rich, So Poor

Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America

Book - 2012
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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
ISBN: 9781595587855
Branch Call Number: 339.46 EDELMAN
Characteristics: xix, 184 p. ; 22 cm


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Nov 14, 2013

This is a very good book, and Prof. Edelman makes some excellent and valid points. Back in a 2006 New York Times business section article, several economists with Goldman Sachs explained why they (the banks and finance sector) were so profitable, while the rest of us ("Main Street") was doing so poorly: because labor's (they were referring to the workers) wages were forced downwards, while the finance sector took the greatest share of the economy. [FYI: Prof. Edelman was the honorable member who resigned from Bill Clinton's administration when Clinton put together that so-called commission to end poverty as we know it, with such Pro-austerity junk paper peddlers as Peter G. Peterson, Mr. Blackstone Group and Mr. Peterson Institute.]


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