POVERTY, BY AMERICA

POVERTY, BY AMERICA (Libro en papel)

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Editorial:
PENGUIN
Año de edición:
Materia
Política
ISBN:
978-0-593-23991-9
Páginas:
304
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u003cbu003eThe Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of u003ciu003eEvictedu003c/iu003e reimagines the debate on poverty, making a new and bracing argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.u003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003eThe United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Why? Why does this land of plenty allow one in every eight of its children to go without basic necessities, permit scores of its citizens to live and die on the streets, and authorize its corporations to pay poverty wages? u003cbru003e u003cbru003eIn this landmark book, acclaimed sociologist Matthew Desmond draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how affluent Americans knowingly and unknowingly keep poor people poor. Those of us who are financially secure exploit the poor, driving down their wages while forcing them to overpay for housing and access to cash and credit. We prioritize the subsidization of our wealth over the alleviation of poverty, designing a welfare state that gives the most to those who need the least. And we stockpile opportunity in exclusive communities, creating zones of concentrated riches alongside those of concentrated despair. Some lives are made small so that others may grow.u003cbru003e u003cbru003eElegantly written and fiercely argued, this compassionate book gives us new ways of thinking about a morally urgent problem. It also helps us imagine solutions. Desmond builds a startlingly original and ambitious case for ending poverty. He calls on us all to become poverty abolitionists, engaged in a politics of collective belonging to usher in a new age of shared prosperity and, at last, true freedom.