$2.00 A Day
$2.00 A Day Living on Almost Nothing in America By Edin, Kathryn J. Book - 2015

Edin's book will likely be overshadowed by Matthew Desmond's incredibly compelling EVICTED, but in reality, the two books make a striking pair, one looking at the housing side of the equation, and $2.00 A DAY looking at the question of extreme poverty. It seems unbelievable that anyone can survive in our country with so little cash, but Edin highlights the incredible ingenuity of the people living on so little, and traces the path of government assistance to its current place, where it costs more to give fewer people the help they need. A must read.

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