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Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families (BK Currents)

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The federal government may have failed the poor, argues organizer and ACORN founder Wade Rathke, but there is another way: wealth-building. In Citizen Wealth, Rathke shows how food stamps, unemployment insurance, and tax relief offer temporary, stop-gap fixes but dont address the systemic problems that keep people from building up the assets they need to create a stable life for themselves and their families. A real, workable plan to end poverty, Rathke argues, requires a two-pronged approach. First, we need to create wealth through home ownership, and job acquisition and security, lengthens the distance between the poor house and the safe house. Second, we must also prevent the predatory attempts to reduce the relatively little wealth that many low and moderate-income families have. Such dual-track wealth-building approaches protect against the vicissitudes of income: temporary job loss, health issues, credit restrictions and more.

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joshstuart1, September 10, 2009 (view all comments by joshstuart1)
Great book. A must read for anyone concerned about organizing for social and economic justice and the success of America's largest organizations of poor families.
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pcats, August 1, 2009 (view all comments by pcats)
I am writing as a concerned citizen. Mr. Rathke and ACORN are very good at what they do, "organizing" the multitudes, and promoting Marxism. The greatest of all community organizers, Barrack Hussein Obama, is at the forefront in this movement, the man at the top of the great plot to take over America, and to re-write The U.S. Constitution. The desparate, the down and out, and their power hungry leaders, misunderstand the basic principles our country was founded on. The United States is "the land of the free," not "the land where everything is free". Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that if you get enough votes, you can take what is mine and make it yours. That would make us a Communist country, not a "free" country. We are a Democratic Republic. Thousands of men and women have given their lives to ensure our freedoms, and to protect our Constitution. God be with us all!
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ISBN:
9781576758625
Author:
Rathke, Wade
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Home ownership -- United States.
Subject:
Working class -- United States.
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
BK Currents
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
199
Dimensions:
9.24x6.34x.83 in. 1.01 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The federal government may have failed the poor, argues organizer and ACORN founder Wade Rathke, but there is another way: wealth-building. In Citizen Wealth, Rathke shows how food stamps, unemployment insurance, and tax relief offer temporary, stop-gap fixes but dont address the systemic problems that keep people from building up the assets they need to create a stable life for themselves and their families. A real, workable plan to end poverty, Rathke argues, requires a two-pronged approach. First, we need to create wealth through home ownership, and job acquisition and security, lengthens the distance between the poor house and the safe house. Second, we must also prevent the predatory attempts to reduce the relatively little wealth that many low and moderate-income families have. Such dual-track wealth-building approaches protect against the vicissitudes of income: temporary job loss, health issues, credit restrictions and more.
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