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One Nation, Underprivileged

Mark Robert Rank

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195101683
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894048 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101683.001.0001
One Nation, Underprivileged

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Despite its enormous wealth, the United States leads the industrialized world in poverty. One Nation, Underprivileged unravels this disturbing paradox by offering a different understanding of American poverty. It debunks many of Americans' most common myths about the poor, while at the same time providing a new framework for addressing this enormous social and economic problem. The author shows that the fundamental causes of poverty are to be found in America's economic structure and political policy failures, rather than individual shortcomings or attitudes. He establishes for the first time that a significant percentage of Americans will experience poverty during their adult lifetimes, and firmly demonstrates that poverty is an issue of vital national concern. Ultimately, the author provides the reader with a new paradigm for understanding poverty, and outlines a set of strategies that will reduce the phenomenon in America. One Nation, Underprivileged represents a starting point for rekindling a national focus upon America's most vexing social and economic problem.

Keywords: wealth; United States; industrialized world; American poverty; economic structure; political policy failures

Book.  368 pages.  Illustrated.

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Disturbing Contrasts in One Nation, Underprivileged

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Below the Line in One Nation, Underprivileged

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Poverty as a Structural Failing in One Nation, Underprivileged

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In Our Self-Interest in One Nation, Underprivileged

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True to Values in One Nation, Underprivileged

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Essence of Citizenship in One Nation, Underprivileged

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A New Paradigm in One Nation, Underprivileged

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Future Directions in One Nation, Underprivileged

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From the Ground Up in One Nation, Underprivileged

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