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Zacharia Wahls

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Zacharia Wahls is an Iowa state senator, and American LGBTQ+ activist and author.
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Evicted
Poverty and Profit in the American City
by Matthew Desmond (Feb 28, 2017)
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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...
Zacharia Wahls
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
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Janesville
An American Story
by Amy Goldstein (Jan 02, 2018)
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* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2017 * An Economist Best Book of 2017 * A Business Insider Best Book of 2017 * “A gripping story of psychological defeat an...
Zacharia Wahls
Jul 31, 2019
The best book I've read on this question RE: re-training after factory closures is Janesville by Amy Goldstein.     source
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