What Poverty Looks Like In Modern America

A Different Type of Poverty

What does it mean to be poor in America?


Five decades since President Lyndon B. Johnson began his so-called War on Poverty, poor Americans continue to struggle. In “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives,” Sasha Abramsky, a freelance journalist and lecturer in the university writing program at the University of California–Davis, tells the story of America’s poor today. Abramsky recently spoke with U.S. News about defining poverty, identifying its causes and addressing the problem.

The Rest Of The Story Is Here: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2013/09/05/what-poverty-looks-like-in-modern-america