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Poverty Manifesto

Ten Lies About Poverty That America Can No Longer Afford

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.20.2012 | Books
Tavis Smiley

Our intent is to make us think about the pervasiveness of poverty, its real causation, and the threat it poses to our democracy. But before we can launch a strategic plan, we must first address the big lies about poverty.

Why The New Jobs Are Worse Than The Old Ones

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Tavis Smiley

Every month since 2001, the United States has lost an average of 50,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs. Almost seven out of every ten of those lost jobs were in the construction, truck driving, warehouse or other blue-collar sectors.