Posts Tagged: America

#survival Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation #prepping

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Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation Plume The groundbreaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three quarters of the jobs created here pay only marginally more than […]

#survival A People’s History of Poverty in America (The New Press People’s History Series) #prepping

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A People’s History of Poverty in America (The New Press People’s History Series) In this compulsively readable social history, political scientist Stephen Pimpare vividly describes poverty from the perspective of poor and welfare-reliant Americans from the big city to the rural countryside. He focuses on how the poor have created community, secured shelter, and found […]

#survival My Way Home: Growing Up Homeless in America #prepping

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My Way Home: Growing Up Homeless in America His life was barely worth a dollar. He slept outside, on park benches, in stairwells, under bushes. Michael Gaulden lived in shelter after shelter across the United States. With his father incarcerated and mother disabled, he stayed homeless for ten years.From the age of seven to seventeen, […]

#survival Those Who Work, Those Who Don’t: Poverty, Morality, and Family in Rural America Reviews #prepping

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Those Who Work, Those Who Don’t: Poverty, Morality, and Family in Rural America When the rural poor prioritize issues such as the right to bear arms, and disapprove of welfare despite their economic concerns, they are often dismissed as uneducated and backward by academics and political analysts. In Those Who Work, Those Who Don’t, Jennifer […]

#survival Women and Poverty in 21st Century America #prepping

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Women and Poverty in 21st Century America Despite an overhaul in the 1990s, the American welfare system remains with a business model focused on the bottom line. Crafted by male-dominated legislative bodies whose members most likely never had to choose between paying the rent or feeding their kids, established policies primarily protect the popular programs […]

#survival The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America #prepping

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The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America “[An] elucidating cultural history of Hollywood’s most popular child star…a must-read.” —Bill Desowitz, USA TodayFor four consecutive years she was the world’s box-office champion. With her image appearing in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily, she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII […]