The Persistence of Poverty: Why the Economics of the Well-Off Can't Help the Poor

by Charles H. Karelis

Hardcover, 2007


Yale University Press (2007), Edition: First Edition 1st Printing, 208 pages


In this important book, one of our boldest and most original thinkers charges that conventional explanations of poverty are mistaken, and that the anti-poverty policies built upon them are doomed to fail. Using science, history, fables, philosophical analysis, and common observation, Charles Karelis engages us and takes us to a deeper grasp of the link between consumption and satisfaction--and from there to a new and persuasive explanation of what keeps poor people poor. Above all, he shows how this fresh perspective can reinspire the long-stalled campaign against poverty.


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Physical description

208 p.; 8.43 inches


0300120907 / 9780300120905
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