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Poverty

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  • The Cornerby David Simon; Edward Burns

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war,... more...

  • Our Day to End Povertyby Shannon Daley-Harris; Jeffrey Keenan; Karen Speerstra

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2007; US$ 14.95

    Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes. With creativity and imagination this book invites us to look at our very ordinary days, from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening, and to begin to think about combating poverty in new, inventive ways. more...

  • Confronting Poverty in Iraqby World Bank; Iran Poverty Reduction Strategy High Committee

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 9.99

    This report provides the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of Iraqi income and expenditure in several decades. The report makes extensive use of the Iraq Household Socio-Economic Survey, the first nationwide income and expenditure survey since 1988. IHSES data is complemented income and expenditure data from a wide range of other measures of... more...

  • Poor Economicsby Abhijit Banerjee; Esther Duflo

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 15.99

    “A marvelously insightful book by two outstanding researchers on the real nature of poverty.? —Amartya Sen more...

  • The Divideby Matt Taibbi; Molly Crabapple

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST,  NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles.... more...

  • The Life You Can Saveby Peter Singer

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. In  The Life You Can Save , Peter Singer uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving to show that our current response... more...

  • Australia's Unintended Citiesby Richard Tomlinson

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 89.95

    Explores housing and housing-related urban outcomes that are unintended consequences of other policies in Australia. more...

  • Inequality and the 1%by Danny Dorling

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerity. But inequality is more than just economics. Being... more...

  • An Assault On Povertyby United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

    International Development Research Centre 1997; US$ 30.00

    In An Assault on Poverty, the Panel on Technology for Basic Needs of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development offers analyses of poverty eradication and the role of science and technology with respect to sustainable human development, technical and vocational education, health, and small-scale economic activities, among... more...

  • The Other Warby Lael Brainard; Carol Graham; Nigel Purvis; Steven Radelet; Gayle Smith

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 20.95

    The Millennium Challenge Account is a bilateral development fund representing an increase of $5 billion per year over current assistance levels to reform-oriented developing countries. This book considers the potential of the MCA as well as the larger content of US foreign assistance. more...