Matthew Desmond: Poverty, by America (Hardcover, 2023, Crown Publishing Group) 5 stars

Poverty by America

5 stars

Matthew Desmond does an incredible taking us through the history and causes of the poverty crisis in America. There's a systemic issue of people, especially those in privileged positions, to think of others in poverty as fundamentally their fault. Matthew demonstrates how this is absolutely untrue. We as a society need to wake up, recognize the problem before our eyes, and take responsibility that we're a contributor to this problem. As Matthew points out, we don't need to outsmart poverty, we just need to outhate it. Recommended reading for everyone.