So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America

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$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
Pages
184
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.9 X 8.3 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781595587855

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About the Author

Peter Edelman is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center. A top adviser to Senator Robert F. Kennedy from 1964 to 1968, he went on to fill various roles in President Bill Clinton's administration, from which he famously resigned in protest after Clinton signed the 1996 welfare reform legislation.

Reviews

A competent, thorough assessment from a veteran expert in the field.
--"Kirkus"
"A competent, thorough assessment from a veteran expert in the field."
--Kirkus

"Bobby believed that, 'as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.' Much has changed in forty-five years, but as Peter eloquently reminds us, far too many Americans remain trapped in the web of economic injustice. His compassionate and singular voice awakens our conscience and calls us to action."
--Ethel Kennedy

"Peter Edelman brings blinding lucidity to a subject usually mired in prejudice and false preconceptions. 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

"If there is one essential book on the great tragedy of poverty and inequality in America, this is it. Peter Edelman is masterful on the issue. With a real-world grasp of politics and the economy, Edelman makes a brilliantly compelling case for what can and must be done."
--Bob Herbert