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We can end poverty in America.

Abolishing poverty is something to stand for, to march for, to sacrifice for.

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a new and bracing argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.

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1 in 3 get by on $55,000 or less. 1 in 9 live below the poverty line. 1 in 18 live in deep poverty.