Chapter

In Our Self-Interest

Mark Robert Rank

in One Nation, Underprivileged

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195101683
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894048 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101683.003.0004
In Our Self-Interest

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This chapter builds a case on self-interest. Poverty drains Americans both individually and as a community and society. Each individual directly and indirectly pays a high price for allowing poverty to walk in the midst of society. The chapter discusses a set of analyses that demonstrates for the first time the fact that the majority of Americans experience poverty at some point during their lives. Unbeknownst to many, poverty touches Americans in their own backyard. Such a connection is demonstrated.

Keywords: self-interest; United States; American poverty; poverty risk; poor in America

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