So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty In America by Peter Edelman
Called "provocative (Bloomberg News), "inspiring" (Angela Glover Blackwell), "engaging and informative" (William Julius Wilson), and "a national treasure composed by a wise man" (George McGovern), the widely acclaimed and bestselling So Rich, So Poor by lifelong antipoverty advocated Peter Edelman casts an unflinching look at the current state of inequality in our nation. Income disparities are now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. Millions continue to live in poverty while wealth remains concentered in the hands of the super-elite., America may be the richest country in the world, but it has the highest child poverty rate in the industrial world. In these pages, Edelman eloquently makes the case that now is the time for this country to have an honest discussion about poverty and inequality.
With a new introduction by the author that discusses President Barack Obama's second term, So Rich, So Poor is crucial reading for anyone who wants to understand the most critical dilemma facing America in the twenty-first century. 163 pages
Paperback published in 2013