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So rich, so poor : why it's so hard to end poverty in America, Peter Edelman

Label
So rich, so poor : why it's so hard to end poverty in America
Title
So rich, so poor
Title remainder
why it's so hard to end poverty in America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Edelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Income disparities in our wealthy nation are now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. In 2010, the average compensation for CEOs on the S & P 500 was over $11 million, while a quarter of all jobs in the country paid less than the poverty line--$22,000 for a family of four. Yet our GDP now exceeds $15 trillion. How can some be so rich, while others are so poor? In this book, lifelong antipoverty advocate Peter Edelman offers an informed analysis of how this country can be so wealthy yet have such an outsized number of unemployed and working poor. Although Edelman argues we have taken important positive steps without which 40 million more people would be poor, poverty nevertheless 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. So Rich, So Poor delves into what is happening to the people behind the statistics and takes a particular look at the continuing crisis of young people of color, whose possibility of productive lives too often is lost on their way to adulthood. This book is crucial election-year reading fro anyone who wants to understand the most critical American dilemma of the twenty-first century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edelman, Peter B
Dewey number
339.4/60973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
E34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • United States
  • United States
  • Poor
Label
So rich, so poor : why it's so hard to end poverty in America, Peter Edelman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A snapshot of our current mess -- What we have accomplished -- Why are we stuck? -- Jobs : the economy and public policy go south (for most of us) -- Deep poverty : a gigantic hole in the safety net -- Concentrated poverty : "the abandoned" -- Young people : improving the odds
Control code
ocn744288985
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 184 pages
Isbn
9781595587855
Lccn
2011052784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7458409
System control number
(OCoLC)744288985
Label
So rich, so poor : why it's so hard to end poverty in America, Peter Edelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A snapshot of our current mess -- What we have accomplished -- Why are we stuck? -- Jobs : the economy and public policy go south (for most of us) -- Deep poverty : a gigantic hole in the safety net -- Concentrated poverty : "the abandoned" -- Young people : improving the odds
Control code
ocn744288985
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 184 pages
Isbn
9781595587855
Lccn
2011052784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7458409
System control number
(OCoLC)744288985

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