"If there is one essential book on the great tragedy of poverty and inequality in America, this is it. Peter Edelman is masterful on the issue. With a realworld grasp of politics and the economy, Edelman makes a brilliantly compelling case for what can and must be done."
"Before we have one more discussion of how America can combat its persistent and growing levels of poverty, could everyone please read this book?"
"If you are a layperson, [So Rich, So Poor] is a chance to absorb more than you probably ever realized is at the heart of the fight against poverty; if you are someone who has long been involved in the fight against poverty, I have little doubt you will find new ideas, angles, or inspiration in these pages."
Greg Kaufmann, The Nation
"[Edelman’s] compassionate and singular voice awakens our conscience and calls us to action."
About the Author
Peter Edelman is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center. A top adviser to Senator Robert F. Kennedy from 1964 to 1968, he went on to fill various roles in President Bill Clinton’s administration, from which he famously resigned in protest after Clinton signed the 1996 welfare reform legislation. He lives in Washington, D.C.