Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox, authors of Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending US Poverty, join Salaam and Jam to talk about their book. We had a great conversation about the myths surrounding poverty, why poverty still hasn't been eradicated, and so much more.
Broke in America offers an eye-opening and galvanizing look at life in poverty in this country: how circumstances and public policy conspire to keep people poor, and the concrete steps we can take to end poverty for good.
In clear, accessible prose, Goldblum and Shaddox detail the ways the current system is broken and how it's failing so many of us. They also highlight outdated and ineffective policies that are causing or contributing to this unnecessary problem.
Every chapter features action items readers can use to combat poverty--both nationwide and in our local communities, including the most effective public policies you can support and how to work hand-in-hand with representatives to affect change.
The book will be available in February 2021. Pre-orders available here: link
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