Matthew Desmond

“Working on behalf of the common good is the engine of democracy, vital to our communities, cities, states—and, ultimately, the nation. It is “an outflow of the idealism and moralism of the American people,” wrote Gunnar Myrdal.3 Some have called this impulse “love of country” or “patriotism” or the “American spirit.” But whatever its name, its foundation is the home. What else is a nation but a patchwork of cities and towns; cities and towns a patchwork of neighborhoods; and neighborhoods a patchwork of homes? America”


Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
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