I strongly dislike this book.
While the War on Poverty programs qualify as safety net, the Great Society goes well beyond safety net under the pretense of being beneficial for everyone.
I'd recommend this book for all Americans to read and hopefully they will get a better understanding of what it means to be poor in America.
Peter Edelman's past experience working for Robert Kennedy and Bill Clinton gives him the big picture of what is happening to the poor in the United States over the last 60 years. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Judith ThompsonBarthwell
I strongly dislike this book. The author does not seem to have an organizational scheme. He relates a lot of anecdotes about how the government gives insufficient aid to the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anthony Lawton
A terrific overview of domestic social policy and how it got that way and a nice memoir by someone who has been deeply involved for over 50 years.Published 7 months ago by C. Wu
Aside from the biased political ideology which makes this thing extremely one sided, I feel like this book is extremely poorly written and I had difficulty following it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gary D. Rowe
The author of this book says that the purpose of it is to "look anew" at why it is so hard to end poverty in the U.S. Read morePublished 8 months ago by George Fulmore
This is a through exploration of the American problem of poverty. I found most informative Edelman's tracing of the drug laws, to more imprisoned minorities, to single women head... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Patricia W. Zimmerman
Great book!!! Incisive on Poverty issues in the United State of America. The book highlights problems associated with tackling poverty in the country.Published 14 months ago by faden
I chose this rating because it was a little boring in places. In my opinion, this book should be read by anyone interested in economics, politics, educators and sociologists. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Catherine Herrera
Thought the book was informative but a rather slow and boring read. Great on mentioning how certain programs were developed but very interesting beyond that. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Eazy