The Working Poor Invisible in America) [Pdf/E–book] Á David K. Shipler


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    The Working Poor Invisible in America) [Pdf/E–book] Á David K. Shipler SUMMARY º TACUAREMBOFC.CO ´ David K. Shipler This is a depressing account of many individuals who are afflicted with poverty and are with exceptions unable to escape The book provides considerable ammunition for the view that the poor are kept there by an uncaring and

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    The Working Poor Invisible in America) [Pdf/E–book] Á David K. Shipler A manager at Barnes Nobles told me that this was a great book because it shifted blame for the problems of the poor onto the poor thus holding them accountable and providing room for personal responsibility Hardly a compelling case for me So for a long time I didn’t read it But now I have and what the BN guy

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    The Working Poor Invisible in America) [Pdf/E–book] Á David K. Shipler I often get into discussions with my father in law about the state of the nation problems facing workers and companies and especially the role of the government My father in law will often say the phrase People just need to work harder in response to my ueries about how to get people out of poverty or dead end jobs Well I heard that phrase one too many times so I decided to read David Shipler's book to find out if this American Dream is

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    The Working Poor Invisible in America) [Pdf/E–book] Á David K. Shipler If you don't know much about poverty this book may prove useful to you but go in with eyes open Shipler is at his best when

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    The Working Poor Invisible in America) [Pdf/E–book] Á David K. Shipler SUMMARY º TACUAREMBOFC.CO ´ David K. Shipler CHARACTERS The Working Poor Invisible in America Summary Poverty is caused by complex interactions between personal and societalbusinessgovernmental failures The poor are affected strongly by small mistakesmisfortunes that snowball due to lack of safety net The most heinous problems to me were sexual abusedomestic violence p 162 At the extremes of the debate liberals don’t want to see

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    CHARACTERS The Working Poor Invisible in America The Working Poor Invisible in America) [Pdf/E–book] Á David K. Shipler I liked this book pretty well The author spent a lot of time talking with people of different races and backgrounds about their poverty and also with social workers who help them and with their employers Poverty was self imposed in all cases These people dropped out of school had a stack of illegitimate kids they couldn't support got involved in crime used alcohol and drugs and even when they got jobs they'd just fail to go in to work or

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    SUMMARY º TACUAREMBOFC.CO ´ David K. Shipler The Working Poor Invisible in America) [Pdf/E–book] Á David K. Shipler David K. Shipler ´ 1 SUMMARY This book is not what you would call a pick me upper I had to set it down sometimes and come back to the stories of so many families fighting on so many fronts It was exhausting to read about the way so many have to fight just to stay above water and hold their families together or wishing sometimes they would let some par

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    SUMMARY º TACUAREMBOFC.CO ´ David K. Shipler The Working Poor Invisible in America) [Pdf/E–book] Á David K. Shipler The Working Poor is one of my longest outstanding reviews and in the interest of continuing my review every book streak I'm going to hop back in time and say a few things My remembrance has dulled slightly but I still had a bunch of uotes saved so this review will be heavy on extracts with minor commentary from me This is why writing reviews soon after reading is critical Overall my impressions were very favorable Shipler approached this to

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    David K. Shipler ´ 1 SUMMARY SUMMARY º TACUAREMBOFC.CO ´ David K. Shipler CHARACTERS The Working Poor Invisible in America this is a very good book to read if you know a little about the policy problems facing the working poor and want to get a

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    SUMMARY º TACUAREMBOFC.CO ´ David K. Shipler The Working Poor Invisible in America) [Pdf/E–book] Á David K. Shipler David K. Shipler ´ 1 SUMMARY Although there weren't any astonishing revelations and I'm not sure that's even possible with this subject matter the author did an excellent

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SUMMARY º TACUAREMBOFC.CO ´ David K. Shipler David K. Shipler ´ 1 SUMMARY SUMMARY ✓ The Working Poor Invisible in America Ion's capital each life another aspect of a confounding far reaching urgent national crisis And unlike mostworks on poverty this one delves into the calculations of some employers as well their razor thin profits their anxieties about competition from abroad their frustrations in finding ualified workersThis impassioned book not only dissects the problems but makes pointed informed recommendations for change It is a book that stands to make a differenc. This book is not what you would call a pick me upper I had to set it down sometimes and come back to the stories of so many families fighting on so many fronts It was exhausting to read about the way so many have to fight just to stay above water and hold their families together or wishing sometimes they would let some parts of the family go It was a reminder that if you are able to spend time reading books for fun much less spending time commenting on them online you are very blessedI highly recommend this book to all areas of the political spectrum and especially for those who feel inclined to pass judgement on the poor and their work ethic I appreciated the author s honesty in showing the mistakes and flaws of the people involved and his insight into the ways that our government charities businesses fail the people they try to help I am also awed by those who stand in the trenches and extend their hands to helpI wish there were take away actions do these three things and we can really solve this but the fact is that doing so would undermine the point of the book It is a complex situation with complex answers I hope to learn about what I can do to affect the changes needed so that families can step away from the brink and start functioning again

SUMMARY º TACUAREMBOFC.CO ´ David K. ShiplerThe Working Poor Invisible in America

SUMMARY º TACUAREMBOFC.CO ´ David K. Shipler David K. Shipler ´ 1 SUMMARY SUMMARY ✓ The Working Poor Invisible in America As David K Shipler makes clear in this powerful humane study the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology hard honest work But their version of the American Dream is a nightmare low paying dead end jobs; the profound failure of government to improve upon decaying housing health care and education; the failure of families to break the patterns of child abuse and substance abuse Shipler exposes the interlocking probl. This is a depressing account of many individuals who are afflicted with poverty and are with exceptions unable to escape The book provides considerable ammunition for the view that the poor are kept there by an uncaring and hostile society From the tales and analyses emerge nuggets of potential policy directions For instance there is attention given to the disparity in spending for schooling based on local real estate valuation Certainly centralizing revenues and then distributing them according to actual need would be a preferable way to address such imbalances He also provides much detail about the hurdles faced by the working poor when they try to get social services the authorA couple of possible ideas popped to me from this First a centralized data system that took in all information and then generated matching programs with completed applications ID cards authorizations whatever would make it possible for those in need to do one stop shopping Another small idea would be to add or increase in cases where it does not already exist night time hours for social service agencies so that people need not take off from work in order to come in Shipler makes it clear that dysfunction in families is a major factor in poverty and it may be that in many cases all the social services in the world will not effect change But overall it remains clear that needs are great and society is not adeuately focused on how to bring the poor further into a middle class mainstream This is gripping heart rending stuff and things have only gotten worse with ten years of assaults on the needy A must read for anyone seriously into public welfare policyEXTRA STUFFThe author s blog The Shipler Report FB and Twitter pagesA list of Shipler s articles for New Yorker magazine Tempted by the Badge To Serve and Seduce #2 kept there by an uncaring and hostile society From the tales and analyses emerge nuggets of potential policy directions For instance there is attention given to the disparity in spending for schooling based on local real estate valuation Certainly centralizing revenues and then distributing them according to actual need would be a preferable way to address such imbalances He also provides much detail about the hurdles faced by the working poor when they try to get social services the authorA couple of possible ideas popped to me from this First a centralized data system that took in all information and then generated matching programs with completed applications ID cards authorizations whatever would make it possible for those in need to do one stop shopping Another small idea would be to add or increase in cases where it does not already exist night time hours for social service agencies so that people need not take off from work in order to come in Shipler makes it clear that dysfunction in families is a major factor in poverty and it may be that in many cases all the social services in the world will not effect change But overall it remains clear that needs are great and society is not adeuately focused on how to bring the poor further into a middle class mainstream This is gripping heart rending stuff and things have only gotten worse with ten years of assaults on the needy A must read for anyone seriously into public welfare policyEXTRA STUFFThe author s blog The Shipler Report FB and Twitter pagesA list of Shipler s articles for New Yorker magazine

David K. Shipler ´ 1 SUMMARY

SUMMARY º TACUAREMBOFC.CO ´ David K. Shipler David K. Shipler ´ 1 SUMMARY SUMMARY ✓ The Working Poor Invisible in America Ems by taking us into the sorrowful infuriating courageous lives of the poor white and black Asian and Latino citizens and immigrants We encounter them every day for they do jobs essential to the American economyWe meet drifting farmworkers in North Carolina exploited garment workers in New Hampshire illegal immigrants trapped in the steaming kitchens of Los Angeles restaurants addicts who struggle into productive work from the cruel streets of the nat. If you don t know much about poverty this book may prove useful to you but go in with eyes open Shipler is at his best when he s letting the poor folks he speaks to speak for themselves However he is very much a liberal and while he s talking with poor people we also get sympathetic interviews with bosses managers job trainers tough love social workers and the like He praises people who shape themselves and allow themselves to be shaped into well behaved obedient workers set on climbing into higher levels of workplace hierarchy His solution for the plight of the working poor is very much reformist and government centered the poor should overwhelm the rich at the voting booth and his critiue of how successful that has beencould be is nonexistent The answer comes not from below from poor people organizing themselves and building power but from government programs corporations politicians and benevolent gentry such as himself and his target audience Capitalism needs to be changed but is essentially good It depends on poverty Shipler says so uite uncritically the issue for him is that the poor are treated better and given the opportunity to get ahead so others may replace them If any of this made you cringe you might be better off finding something with a little teeth Buried Mountain Secrets kitchens of Los Angeles restaurants addicts who struggle into productive work from the cruel streets of the nat. If you don t Buried Mountain Secrets know much about poverty this book may prove useful to you but go in with eyes open Shipler is at his best when he s letting the poor folks he speaks to speak for themselves However he is very much a liberal and while he s talking with poor people we also get sympathetic interviews with bosses managers job trainers tough love social workers and the like He praises people who shape themselves and allow themselves to be shaped into well behaved obedient workers set on climbing into higher levels of workplace hierarchy His solution for the plight of the working poor is very much reformist and government centered the poor should overwhelm the rich at the voting booth and his critiue of how successful that has beencould be is nonexistent The answer comes not from below from poor people organizing themselves and building power but from government programs corporations politicians and benevolent gentry such as himself and his target audience Capitalism needs to be changed but is essentially good It depends on poverty Shipler says so uite uncritically the issue for him is that the poor are treated better and given the opportunity to get ahead so others may replace them If any of this made you cringe you might be better off finding something with a little teeth

  • Paperback
  • 352
  • The Working Poor Invisible in America
  • David K. Shipler
  • English
  • 10 December 2020
  • 9780375708213