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Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable sc...
Publish Date
February 28
First Published in 2016
Goodreads rating
Gave me a better sense of what it is like to be very poor in this country than anything else I have read.      source
Jan 21, 2021
@DrPhilGoff This book stuck with me:      source
Jun 25, 2017
This is from Evicted, one of the most powerful books I've ever read.      source
Aug 04, 2020
The wave of national evictions that will happen over the next month is going to be devastating and the effects will be long-lasting. @just_shelter's book "Evicted" is worth your time. Here are my notes from when I first read it in 2017:      source