Poverty By America, by Matthew Desmond, Reviewed by Mark D. Walker

My interest in the impact of poverty was heightened when I joined the Peace Corps and began working in countries worldwide to alleviate suffering. And after thirty years, when I spent more time in the U.S., like the author, I was haunted by how the wealthiest nation in the world had so many people living in poverty. One in every nine people in America is officially poor, and one in eight children—why do we tolerate so much suffering amid so much wealth? According to Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond, there are many reasons, but the big one is that the rest […]

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