By Eli Saslow

ISBN-10: 1101873892

ISBN-13: 9781101873892

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning assortment, Washington put up reporter Eli Saslow traveled around the kingdom over the process a year—from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee—to study the private and political implications and repercussions of America's turning out to be meals stamp program.

Saslow indicates us the intense effect the coming of nutrients stamps has every month on a small town's suffering economic climate, the tough offerings our representatives face in enforcing this $78-billion application affecting hundreds of thousands of usa citizens, and the demanding situations American households, senior electorate, and kids come upon on a daily basis in making sure they've got sufficient, and occasionally even whatever to consume. those unsettling and eye-opening tales make for required analyzing, supplying nuance and knowing to the advanced issues of yank poverty.

Show description

Read Online or Download American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series PDF

Best poverty books

Download e-book for iPad: Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working by Wade Rathke

The government can have failed the terrible, argues organizer and ACORN founder Wade Rathke, yet there's otherwise: wealth-building. In Citizen Wealth, Rathke exhibits how nutrition stamps, unemployment coverage, and tax reduction provide transitority, stop-gap fixes yet dont handle the systemic difficulties that retain humans from increase the resources they should create a sturdy existence for themselves and their households.

Jeni Klugman's A Sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies (2 Vol. Set) PDF

'A Sourcebook for Poverty relief ideas' is a advisor meant to aid low-income nations with the improvement and strengthening in their poverty relief ideas. This e-book has been designed as a source for research and discourse on poverty relief guidelines and courses on the kingdom point.

Download e-book for iPad: Class and Politics in Contemporary Social Science: ''Marxism by Dick Houtman

Dick Houtman argues that neither authoritarianism nor libertarianism should be defined via type or financial history, yet fairly through place within the cultural domain-- what he calls cultural capital. even if he examines the entire data and arguments of the traditional ways with care and problem, Houtman convincingly demonstrates that the conclusions drawn from previous reports are untenable at a extra basic theoretical point.

Additional resources for American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series

Sample text

Its members included prominent business leaders, such as Andrew Carnegie, and several partners in the banking group J. P. 59 To achieve this end, Samuel Insull, who was head of the electricity association and a member of NCF, got NCF to set up a Commission on Public Ownership, which undertook a study of electricity provision (1905–1907). While seeking to appear objective, the study had particular ends in mind. Participants were carefully selected from the utilities, banks, railroads, unions, manufacturers and professions.

Asp. 94 Smith, The Idea Brokers, pp200, 286; ‘The Good Think Tank Guide’, Economist, vol 321, no 7738, 1992; Ricci, The Transformation of American Politics; John S. Saloma, Ominous Politics: The New Conservative Labyrinth, New York, Hill and Wang, 1984, p29. 95 Blumenthal, The Rise of the Counter-Establishment, p48; Gellner, ‘The Politics of Policy “Political Think Tanks”’, p502; Christopher Georges, ‘Conservative Heritage Foundation Finds Recipe for Influence: Ideas Plus Marketing Equal Clout’’, Wall Street Journal, August 10, 1995; R.

116 The circulation of personnel suits the think tanks well. Employing ex-government officials gives a think tank access to politicians and others in government and attracts the funds of corporations who want access. When a think tank’s employees are taken up by a new administration, the think tank has its best chance to have its ideas and agenda accepted by the government and to influence policy. Those employees are then able to recommend others in the think tank for government positions. With an eye to the revolving door between think tanks and government positions, the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute have sought to nurture a new generation of conservative leaders within their ranks by sponsoring college students and promising junior bureaucrats, and providing them with a place to meet and socialize.

Download PDF sample

American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series by Eli Saslow


by Daniel
4.1

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 14 votes