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by Peter Edelman

Download So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America ePub
  • ISBN 1595587853
  • ISBN13 978-1595587855
  • Language English
  • Author Peter Edelman
  • Publisher The New Press (May 29, 2012)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats azw doc lit mbr
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Politics and Government
  • Size ePub 1257 kb
  • Size Fb2 1603 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 353

If the nation’s gross national income—over $14 trillion—were divided evenly across the entire U.S. population, every household could call itself middle class. Yet the income-level disparity in this country is now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. In 2010 the average salary for CEOs on the S&P 500 was over $1 million—climbing to over $11 million when all forms of compensation are accounted for—while the current median household income for African Americans is just over $32,000. How can some be so rich, while others are so poor? 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. 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 a productive life too often is lost on their way to adulthood. This is crucial reading for anyone who wants to understand the most critical American dilemma of the twenty-first century.

So Rich, So Poor increased my compassion and critical thought about the war on poverty. America is still the greatest country in the world. It's the ideas featured in this book that lead me to believe we can still be great. Thanks for the eye opening experience.

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In this provocative book, Peter Edelman, a former top aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and a lifelong antipoverty . 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. 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 a productive life too often is lost on their way to adulthood.

Article in Poverty & Public Policy 4(4) · December 2012 with 65 Reads. How we measure 'reads'

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Peter Edelman has a new book out; it’s called So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America. Peter Edelman, you talk about the issue of deep poverty at length in your book. Peter Edelman, welcome to Democracy Now! PETER EDELMAN: Thank you. It’s wonderful to be here. So who are the very poor? PETER EDELMAN: To say the least, Governor Romney doesn’t know what he’s talking about. We’ve had a terrible hole ripped in the safety net that we have for the lowest-income people in this country. It’s nice to hear him say if there is a problem, he’s going to fix it-not too credible, since he says he’s not even focusing.

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Oops-it’s past time for NextDay delivery by tomorrow. How can some be so rich, while others are so poor? In this provocative book, Peter Edelman, a former top aide to Senator Robert F.

Peter Edelman brings blinding lucidity to a subject usually mired in prejudice and false preconceptions. Books by Peter Edelman. Before we have one more discussion of how America can combat its persistent and growing levels of poverty, could everyone please read this book? -Barbara Ehrenreich. Bobby believed that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. Not a Crime to Be Poor. The Criminalization of Poverty in America. You may also be interested in. Inequality Matters.

America is different in a lot of good ways from the time when i got started.

Download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd. Flag for inappropriate content  . America is different in a lot of good ways from the time when i got started. We have made a great deal of progress in many areas that affect povertyon race, on gender, on the creation of a medical safety net and a food safety net, on the economic security of the elderly. optimists that we were in the continuing postwar glow of the 1960s, we may even have taken those things somewhat for granted when they happened.

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Kanek
I agree with the author but even if you don't agree with how badly we treat our fellow citizens you probably will be surprised by which presidents and congresses helped people and which didn't. Of course none have helped anywhere near enough yet.
Ariurin
How often do we look at a problem and have no earthly idea how it can be fixed. I work downtown in a large urban area, and I feel like the Native American with the tear running down his cheek, when I look around these neighborhoods. So Rich, So Poor increased my compassion and critical thought about the war on poverty. America is still the greatest country in the world. It's the ideas featured in this book that lead me to believe we can still be great. Thanks for the eye opening experience.
Blackbrand
One of the best books on poverty I've read in a while. Edelman has a clear worldview, which some people will be turned off by, but I appreciate that his work tries to offer solutions instead of constantly beating the dead horse of what has gone wrong.
Fenrikasa
This is a through exploration of the American problem of poverty. I found most informative Edelman's tracing of the drug laws, to more imprisoned minorities, to single women head of household, to low wages for women, to increased poverty in the nation. It makes sense. I took away one star because excessive documentation at times made difficult reading.
Golkis
A great overview of the issues related to poverty in America. The book contains a lot of sound facutual information not just opinions and philosophy. Professor Edelman brings a rich and diverse experience to the issue. This is very readable and I highly recommend it.
porosh
Although I don't support all of Edelman's comments about the right, he does clear up the welfare myths I believed for years. The big dilemma is those most affected by poverty are at the mercy of their parents and the system. I think it's not unreasonable for a wealthy country such as ours, to provide these innocent children with food, medical care and a good education. And I have to add that our teachers are the ones that will have to instill moral values and respect, lessons that many won't get at home. Education is the only way out of poverty, being prepared to enter college or a needed trade -- no matter whether you are in inner-city LA or Pigs-Knuckles Missouri -- is the key to success. Manufacturing jobs are gone because Americans want inexpensive products, corporations want larger profit margins and unions want higher wages for their members; there's enough blame to go around. Although Edelman touched on individual responsibility, he didn't go too deep. Where I live, the highest poverty is among single parents......with the availability of birth control why are so many women with deadbeat boyfriends getting pregnant, multiple times? There is shared responsibility, unfortunately it's not the two irresponsible parents that suffer; it's the children. I don't want to just complain about the problem, I want to help end this crisis without throwing more tax dollars at it.......please let me know what can be done locally, not just working at a food bank or helping the Salvation Army at Christmas time (which are worthy causes).
Roru
This book depicts poverty in US especially people of color. One does not realize how poverty affects the prevention of upward mobility of the poor in this country with its vast wealth and resources. For many people of color poverty is like a cycle. I'd recommend this book for all Americans to read and hopefully they will get a better understanding of what it means to be poor in America.
Peter Edelman's past experience working for Robert Kennedy and Bill Clinton gives him the big picture of what is happening to the poor in the United States over the last 60 years. Excellent for statistics and proof that we are not taking care of our own. He has suggestions for how to get the U.S. out of its unspoken caste system.