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The Working Poor by David K. Shipler
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Sep 02, 15

really liked it
Read in December, 2007

A manager at Barnes & Nobles told me that this was a great book because it shifted blame for the problems of the poor onto the poor, thus holding them accountable and providing room for personal responsibility. Hardly a compelling case for me! So for a long time, I didn’t read it. But now I have, and what the B&N guy said was a gross oversimplification and misreading. More thoughts here:

http://alisonkinney.com/2015/07/24/da...

It's a great book.
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