Book cover of Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending US Poverty by Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddowby Joanne Samuel Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox

Water. Food. Housing. The most basic and crucial needs for survival, yet 40 percent of people in the United States don’t have the resources to get them. With key policy changes, we could eradicate poverty in this country within our lifetime—but we need to get started now.

Nearly 40 million people in the United States live below the poverty line—about $26,200 for a family of four. Low-income families and individuals are everywhere, from cities to rural communities. While poverty is commonly seen as a personal failure, or a deficiency of character or knowledge, it’s actually the result of bad policy.

Author’s Podcast

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Interview with the Authors 

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Broke in America 
2/11/21           45 min

Interview with Joanne Goldblum

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How can we eradicate poverty?
1/29/21            25 min

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