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This Is the Handbook on Fighting Poverty

By John Bouman

So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America, by Peter Edelman, digs deeply into the question of why wealth and resources are distributed so unevenly in the United States, the impact of the phenomenon, and how we can reverse it. Edelman uniquely grasps both the academic and real-world aspects of his subject and the barriers that U.S. attitudes toward poverty construct. He elucidates the many government antipoverty policies that have proven highly effective while casting a realistic look at the reasons that poverty remains high. Ever the optimist, he contends that if we act simultaneously on multiple fronts we can achieve poverty reduction goals.

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