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Product Description: Every economic system exists only to satisfy human wants, yet most systems fail to do so. Taking a keen look at the gap between goal and result, Stanley Lebergott appraises public policies relating to the U.S. distribution of income and wealth today...read more

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9780691644479, titled "The American Economy: Income, Wealth and Want" | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Every economic system exists only to satisfy human wants, yet most systems fail to do so.
9780023037443, titled "Process of Group Communication" | 2 edition (Sra, June 1, 1979), cover price $34.00 | also contains Process of Group Communication
9780691042107 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 1, 1976, cover price $69.50 | About this edition: Every economic system exists only to satisfy human wants, yet most systems fail to do so.

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9780691617329 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 8, 2015, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: Every economic system exists only to satisfy human wants, yet most systems fail to do so.

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Product Description: Since the end of the civil rights era in the sixties it has become increasingly clear that social and political conflicts cannot be resolved entirely at the national level. Struggles between residents of poor neighborhoods and local interest groups or public authorities present some of our most explosive domestic political problems today...read more

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9780691641270 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $102.50 | About this edition: Since the end of the civil rights era in the sixties it has become increasingly clear that social and political conflicts cannot be resolved entirely at the national level.
9780691093635 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 1, 1975, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Since the end of the civil rights era in the sixties it has become increasingly clear that social and political conflicts cannot be resolved entirely at the national level.

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9780691613482 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 8, 2015, cover price $40.95 | About this edition: Since the end of the civil rights era in the sixties it has become increasingly clear that social and political conflicts cannot be resolved entirely at the national level.
9780023091209, titled "Power and Policy in Communist Systems" | 2 edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, February 1, 1986), cover price $29.00 | also contains Power and Policy in Communist Systems

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Product Description: Why is the welfare system failing to work for so many people? This book examines the problems with the current welfare system and proposes reforms to create a smarter, smaller system that helps people improve their lives through rewarding work...read more

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9781440845345 | Praeger Pub Text, February 25, 2016, cover price $48.00 | About this edition: Why is the welfare system failing to work for so many people?

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Product Description: In the 1960s, policymakers and mental health experts joined forces to participate in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. In her insightful interdisciplinary history, physician and historian Mical Raz examines the interplay between psychiatric theory and social policy throughout that decade, ending with President Richard Nixon's 1971 veto of a bill that would have provided universal day care...read more

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9781469608877 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, November 11, 2013, cover price $42.00 | About this edition: In the 1960s, policymakers and mental health experts joined forces to participate in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty.

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9781469627304 | Reprint edition (Univ of North Carolina Pr, February 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In the 1960s, policymakers and mental health experts joined forces to participate in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty.

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Product Description: Fuel Taxes and the Poor challenges the conventional wisdom that gasoline taxation, an important and much-debated instrument of climate policy, has a disproportionately detrimental effect on poor people. Increased fuel taxes carry the potential to mitigate carbon emissions, reduce congestion, and improve local urban environment...read more
By Thomas Sterner (editor)

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9781617260926 | Resources for the Future, December 8, 2011, cover price $105.00

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9781138184237 | Resources for the Future, October 16, 2015, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Fuel Taxes and the Poor challenges the conventional wisdom that gasoline taxation, an important and much-debated instrument of climate policy, has a disproportionately detrimental effect on poor people.

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From the author of the eye-opening and controversial essay on poverty that was read by millions comes the real-life Nickel and Dimed, as Linda Tirado explains what it’s like to be working poor in America, and why poor people make the decisions they do.We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado, in her signature brutally honest yet personable voice, takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits. She articulates not only what it is to be working poor in America (yes, you can be poor and live in a house and have a job, even two), but what poverty is truly like—on all levels. In her thought-provoking voice, Tirado discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why “poor people don’t always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should.” 

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9780425277973 | Reprint edition (Berkley Pub Group, September 1, 2015), cover price $16.00 | also contains Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

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9781611763300 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, October 2, 2014), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: From the author of the eye-opening and controversial essay on poverty that was read by millions comes the real-life Nickel and Dimed, as Linda Tirado explains what it’s like to be working poor in America, and why poor people make the decisions they do.

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By Noel Merino (editor)

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9780737771985 | Greenhaven Pr, January 14, 2015, cover price $27.80

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9780737771978 | Greenhaven Pr, January 6, 2015, cover price $39.40

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Product Description: Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com and the Washington PostThree years ago, Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement...read more

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9781568586434 | Nation Books, June 12, 2012, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Two years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement.

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9781568588247 | Reprint edition (Nation Books, April 8, 2014), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.

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Product Description: It has been nearly a half century since President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Back in the 1960s tackling poverty "in place" meant focusing resources in the inner city and in rural areas. The suburbs were seen as home to middle- and upper-class families—affluent commuters and homeowners looking for good schools and safe communities in which to raise their kids...read more

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9780815723905 | Brookings Inst Pr, May 14, 2013, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: It has been nearly a half century since President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty.

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9780815725800 | Reprint edition (Brookings Inst Pr, January 13, 2014), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: It has been nearly a half century since President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty.

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Product Description: A timely examination of the effects of the Great Recession on Americans and the resulting federal reforms to healthcare, employment, and housing policies as a means to alleviate poverty.• Offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the Great Recession on poverty rates across 21 distinct demographic groups, including immigrants, children, seniors, veterans, and various racial and ethnic groups• Provides a basis for understanding the causes of the economic crises and the impact on the daily lives of individuals, families, and groups• Includes more than 20 contributing writers from universities and anti-poverty programs from across the country• Presents charts and graphics to illustrate key aspects of the Great Recession• Examines multiple groups in society in terms of how they have been affected by the Great Recession, rather than being limited to one or two segments of the population• Looks across multiple regions in terms of groups, segments of the economy, and political trends• Provides secondary looks past the first group boundaries to delve deeper into the circumstances of those whose circumstances have drastically changed by the Great Recessio...read more
By Timothy J. Essenburg (editor) and Lindsey K. Hanson (editor)

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9781610691819 | Abc-Clio Inc, January 15, 2014, cover price $189.00 | About this edition: A timely examination of the effects of the Great Recession on Americans and the resulting federal reforms to healthcare, employment, and housing policies as a means to alleviate poverty.

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Product Description: First published in 1989, The Undeserving Poor was a critically acclaimed and enormously influential account of America's enduring debate about poverty. Taking stock of the last quarter century, Michael B. Katz's new edition of this classic is virtually a new book...read more

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9780199933952 | 2 rev upd edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 31, 2013), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: First published in 1989, The Undeserving Poor was a critically acclaimed and enormously influential account of America's enduring debate about poverty.

Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book ReviewFifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working poor—the tens of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system. In many ways, for the majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm.The American Way of Poverty shines a light on this travesty. Sasha Abramsky brings the effects of economic inequality out of the shadows and, ultimately, suggests ways for moving toward a fairer and more equitable social contract. Exploring everything from housing policy to wage protections and affordable higher education, Abramsky lays out a panoramic blueprint for a reinvigorated political process that, in turn, will pave the way for a renewed War on Poverty.It is, Harrington believed, a moral outrage that in a country as wealthy as America, so many people could be so poor. Written in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, in an era of grotesque economic extremes, The American Way of Poverty brings that same powerful indignation to the topic.

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9781568587264 | Nation Books, September 10, 2013, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book ReviewFifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance.

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9781568584607 | Reprint edition (Nation Books, August 26, 2014), cover price $16.99

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9780062076205 | Harpercollins, October 11, 2011, cover price $22.99

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9780062076212 | Harpercollins, October 2, 2012, cover price $14.99

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Product Description: A bedrock American principle is the idea that all individuals should have the opportunity to succeed on the basis of their own effort, skill, and ingenuity.—Federal Reserve Chairman Ben BernankeIncome inequality has been on the rise since the late 1970s, but the economic and financial crisis of 2008 instigated an unemployment epidemic that dramatically compounded this problem in the United States and catapulted the issue to the center of debate...read more

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9780815724216 | Brookings Inst Pr, July 13, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A bedrock American principle is the idea that all individuals should have the opportunity to succeed on the basis of their own effort, skill, and ingenuity.

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Product Description: Helping the poor is a question central to American life. Partially driven by America's Judeo-Christian heritage, Americans believe we possess enough wealth to provide some minimum basic standard of living for all and genuinely desire to help the least among us...read more

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9780844743806 | Aei Pr, November 15, 2011, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Helping the poor is a question central to American life.

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Product Description: Provides an introduction to the interconnections between homelessness, poverty and unemployment. This book includes various populations, such as homeless youth and families, the elderly and individuals who have experienced traumatic events as these populations are most effected in terms of homelessness and poverty...read more
By Sanna J. Thompson (editor)

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9781613249253 | Nova Science Pub Inc, March 30, 2012, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Provides an introduction to the interconnections between homelessness, poverty and unemployment.

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Product Description: You can only be a king if you have many peasants. You can only have the super-rich if you have many who are poor. And this is the basis for class.A nationally recognized instructor in class, race, American culture, economic development and poverty issues, Jerry Carrier offers the personal story of a working class man's early life in poverty combined with a very cogent dissection of the signals and mechanisms that create and maintain the class system in the United States which determines who will prosper and who will fail...read more

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9780875867694 | Algora Pub, March 15, 2010, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: You can only be a king if you have many peasants.

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9780875867687 | Algora Pub, March 15, 2010, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Not that long ago, the head of the Mormon Church summarized what many American's believe or at least subconsciously accept when he said, "There is a reason why one man is born white rich and with many blessings and another is born black with very few, God has determined each man's proper reward.

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Product Description: Poverty and Public Policy: An Analysis of Federal Intervention Efforts (Bibliographies and Indexes in Sociology #3) [ Poverty and Public Policy: An Analysis of Federal Intervention Efforts (Bibliographies and Indexes in Sociology #3) by Morris, Michael ( Author ) Hardcover Sep- 1986 ] Hardcover Sep- 17- 198...read more

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9780313249426 | Praeger Pub Text, September 1, 1986, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Poverty and Public Policy: An Analysis of Federal Intervention Efforts (Bibliographies and Indexes in Sociology #3) [ Poverty and Public Policy: An Analysis of Federal Intervention Efforts (Bibliographies and Indexes in Sociology #3) by Morris, Michael ( Author ) Hardcover Sep- 1986 ] Hardcover Sep- 17- 1986

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9780023091209 | 2 edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, February 1, 1986), cover price $29.00 | also contains Neighborhood Organization and Interest-Group Processes
9780023091209 | 2 edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, February 1, 1986), cover price $29.00 | also contains Neighborhood Organization and Interest-Group Processes

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Product Description: Welfare reform--including proposals for a guaranteed annual income--is a major item on the American political agenda. Dr. Paglin has systematically revised poverty statistics for 1959-1975 by recalculating them to include the in-kind benefits, which presently are not counted as income in government statistics...read more

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9780817971922 | Hoover Inst Pr, February 22, 1980, cover price $2.78 | About this edition: Welfare reform--including proposals for a guaranteed annual income--is a major item on the American political agenda.

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9780023037443 | 2 edition (Sra, June 1, 1979), cover price $34.00 | also contains The American Economy: Income, Wealth, and Want
9780023037443 | 2 edition (Sra, June 1, 1979), cover price $34.00 | also contains The American Economy: Income, Wealth, and Want

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Product Description: The popular image of the Jewish community is that it consists primarily of members of the middle and upper middle classes. But this image is far from true. Poor Jews: An American Awakening shatters, once and for all, the stereotype of Jewish affluence...read more

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9780878550739 | Transaction Pub, June 1, 1974, cover price $38.95 | About this edition: The popular image of the Jewish community is that it consists primarily of members of the middle and upper middle classes.

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9780878555703 | Transaction Pub, January 1, 1974, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The popular image of the Jewish community is that it consists primarily of members of the middle and upper middle classes.

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