DB 113856, CL 20477

Cover for “Poverty, by America”

Poverty, by America

by Matthew Desmond
Business and Economics, Nonfiction | Audio, Large Print

In 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. 2023.