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

by Charles H. Karelis

Hardcover, 2007

Publication

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

Description

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.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

208 p.; 8.43 inches

ISBN

0300120907 / 9780300120905
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