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The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K Shipler
The Working Poor: Invisible in America

forslar, January 1, 2011

This book is the most intriguing and important I've ever read. Shipler investigates the lives and conditions of the working poor from a wide swath of American life both geographically, ethnically, situationally. The real people populating his writing made it clear to me that even I, a confirmed liberal, harbored many misconceptions about the poor in America, who they were, how they came to be that way, what it would take to get them out of this situation. This is a book that should be required reading in all schools and of all people before they set out to vote or participate in any way in our shared life.
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