Broke, USA

Broke, USA

From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. : How the Working Poor Became Big Business

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
An exploration of one of America's largest and fastest-growing industries, the business of poverty, which exploits the country's poor through such ventures as subprime loans, pawn shops, check-cashing businesses, and payday loans.

HARPERCOLL
From the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Drive By comes a unique and riveting exploration of one of America’s largest and fastest-growing industries—the business of poverty.Broke, USA is a Fast Food Nation for the “poverty industry” that will also appeal to readers of Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed) and David Shipler (The Working Poor).

Book News
"Poverty, Inc." is journalist Rivlin's name for the commercial complex of payday loan operations, subprime lenders, check cashing outlets, pawnbrokers, and the like that have grown into big business in the United States over the past two decades, generating immense profits in the process of fleecing and often defrauding the working poor. Rivlin takes the reader on a tour of the recent history and current landscape of Poverty, Inc., profiling both winners and losers, as well as describing the efforts of various organizations and activists to put a halt to some of the industry's more egregious practices. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell Publishing
From the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Drive By comes a unique and riveting exploration of one of America’s largest and fastest-growing industries—the business of poverty. Broke, USA is a Fast Food Nation for the “poverty industry” that will also appeal to readers of Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed) and David Shipler (The Working Poor).

Baker
& Taylor

Delivers a shocking look at the under-reported poverty industry, which aims to mine the thin wallets of the country's poor through such ventures as subprime loans, pawn shops, check-cashing businesses, instant tax refunds, payday loans and more. By the author of Drive By. 40,000 first printing.
"A unique and riveting exploration of one of America's largest and fastest-growing industries--the business of poverty"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York : Harper Business, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061733215
0061733210
Branch Call Number: 339.46 R526b
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 24 cm

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