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One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All

Mark Robert Rank


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 ... More

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

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195101683
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101683.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Robert Rank, author
Washington University

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