The Persistence of Poverty
Why the Economics of the Well-off Can't Help the PoorBook - 2007
In this important book, one of our boldest and most original thinkers charges that conventional explanations of poverty are mistaken, and that the anti-poverty policies built upon them are doomed to fail. Using science, history, fables, philosophical analysis, and common observation, Charles Karelis engages us and takes us to a deeper grasp of the link between consumption and satisfaction--and from there to a new and persuasive explanation of what keeps poor people poor. Above all, he shows how this fresh perspective can reinspire the long-stalled campaign against poverty.
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2007
Branch Call Number: 339.46 KAR
Characteristics: xvii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Why the economics of the well-off can't help the poor