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Mean Season

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  3 ratings  ·  1 review
Paperback, 205 pages
Published July 12th 1987 by Pantheon
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Larry Bassett
Jul 13, 2011 Larry Bassett rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Larry by: people interested in the recent history of public welfare in the U.S.
Shelves: political, sociology
The Mean Season, published in 1987, is both dated and prescient. Many of the nightmares of the four authors (Fred Block, Richard A. Cloward , Barbara Ehrenreich, and Frances Fox Piven) came true in Bill Clinton's ending "welfare as we know it" in 1996 with bipartisan support in the Congress.

Piven and Cloward examine the history of cash assistance and the impact of that history on the debate in the 1970s and 1980s about welfare reform. Block begins: "In the current climate of American politics, a
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