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

Gary Rivlin

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: HarperBusiness
Publish Date: 06/06/2011
Pages: 358
ISBN-13: 9780061733208
ISBN-10: 0061733202
Language: English

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November 19, 2010

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Here's a list we missed late last month. Though the post is rather cryptically titled Hellhound Bites Citigroup, Schwarzman Finds Gold Mine: Top Business Books, Bloomberg's James Pressley explains exactly why they put the list together: With so many business books being published each month, we’re often asked for recommendations. Here are 30 of our favorite hardbacks published this year. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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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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