Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.: How the Working Poor Became Big Business

Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.: How the Working Poor Became Big Business

By Gary Rivlin

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From the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Drive By comes a unique and riveting exploration of one of America s largest and fastest-growing industries the business of poverty. Broke, USA is a Fast Food Nation for the poverty industry that will also appeal to readers of Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed) and David Shipler (The Working Poor).

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Publisher: Harper Business
Publish Date: 06/07/2011
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 9780061733208
ISBN-10: 0061733202
Language: English

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From the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Drive By comes a unique and riveting exploration of one of America's largest and fastest-growing industries--the business of poverty. Broke, USA is a Fast Food Nation for the "poverty industry" that will also appeal to readers of Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed) and David Shipler (The Working Poor).

About the Author

Gary Rivlin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and the author of nine books, including Katrina: After the Flood. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune, GQ, and Wired, among other publications.

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