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Poverty
Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty
Enough
Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty
Paperback      ISBN: 158648818x

For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet in Africa, more than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases every yearmost of them children. In this powerful investigative narrative, "Wall Street Journal" reporters Kilman

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself
When Helping Hurts
How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself
Paperback      ISBN: 0802457061

With more than 225,000 copies sold, "When Helping Hurts" is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and ministry to those in need. Emphasizing the poverty of both heart and society, this book exposes the need that every person has and how it can be filled. The reader is brought to understand that poverty is much more than simply a lack of financial or material resources and that it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve the problem of poverty.

While this book exposes past and current development efforts that churches have engaged in which unintentionally undermine the people they're trying to help, its central point is to provide proven strategies that challenge Christians to help the poor empower themselves. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, "When Helping Hurts" catalyzes the idea that sustainable change for people living in poverty comes not from the outside-in, but from the inside-out.

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself
When Helping Hurts
How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself
Paperback      ISBN: 0802409989

With more than 450,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation.

Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.

But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy--and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself.

Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.

Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
Stuffed and Starved
The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
Paperback      ISBN: 1933633492

How can starving people also be obese?
Why does everything have soy in it?
How do petrochemicals and biofuels control the price of food?
It's a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before (800 million) while there are also more people overweight (1 billion).
To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel launched a comprehensive investigation into the global food network. It took him from the colossal supermarkets of California to India's wrecked paddy-fields and Africa's bankrupt coffee farms, while along the way he ate genetically engineered soy beans and dodged flying objects in the protestor-packed streets of South Korea.
What he found was shocking, from the false choices given us by supermarkets to a global epidemic of farmer suicides, and real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa.
Yet he also found great cause for hope--in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable and joyful food system. Going beyond ethical consumerism, Patel explains, from seed to store to plate, the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance.

The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
The White Man's Burden
Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
Paperback      ISBN: 0143038826
From one of the world's best-known development economists--an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West's efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world.

Brilliant at diagnosing the failings of Western intervention in the Third World. --BusinessWeek

In his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth, William Easterly criticized the utter ineffectiveness of Western organizations to mitigate global poverty, and he was promptly fired by his then-employer, the World Bank. The White Man's Burden is his widely anticipated counterpunch--a brilliant and blistering indictment of the West's economic policies for the world's poor. Sometimes angry, sometimes irreverent, but always clear-eyed and rigorous, Easterly argues that we in the West need to face our own history of ineptitude and draw the proper conclusions, especially at a time when the question of our ability to transplant Western institutions has become one of the most pressing issues we face.
Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
Creating a World Without Poverty
Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
Paperback      ISBN: 1586486675

In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe. But traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty. In Muhammad Yunus' groundbreaking sequel to Banker to the Poor, he outlines the concept of social business -- business where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today's most serious problems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and protecting the planet. Creating a World Without Poverty reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already underway.

More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City
More Than Just Race
Being Black and Poor in the Inner City
Paperback      ISBN: 0393337634

In this timely and provocative contribution to the American discourse on race, William Julius Wilson applies an exciting new analytic framework to three politically fraught social problems: the persistence of the inner-city ghetto, the plight of low-skilled black males, and the fragmentation of the African American family. Though the discussion of racial inequality is typically ideologically polarized. Wilson dares to consider both institutional and cultural factors as causes of the persistence of racial inequality. He reaches the controversial conclusion that while structural and cultural forces are inextricably linked, public policy can only change the racial status quo by reforming the institutions that reinforce it.

Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
Whatever It Takes
Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
Paperback      ISBN: 0547247966

What would it take?

That was the question that Geoffrey Canada found himself asking. What would it take to change the lives of poor children--not one by one, through heroic interventions and occasional miracles, but in big numbers, and in a way that could be replicated nationwide? The question led him to create the Harlem Children's Zone, a ninety-seven-block laboratory in central Harlem where he is testing new and sometimes controversial ideas about poverty in America. His conclusion: if you want poor kids to be able to compete with their middle-class peers, you need to change everything in their lives--their schools, their neighborhoods, even the child-rearing practices of their parents.

Whatever It Takes is a tour de force of reporting, an inspired portrait not only of Geoffrey Canada but also of the parents and children in Harlem who are struggling to better their lives, often against great odds. Carefully researched and deeply affecting, this is a dispatch from inside the most daring and potentially transformative social experiment of our time.
The Future of Work: Super-Exploitation and Social Precariousness in the 21st Century
The Future of Work
Super-Exploitation and Social Precariousness in the 21st Century
Paperback      ISBN: 1608467104

In this wide-ranging analysis of the processes, mutations and trends currently characterizing the world of work, Adri n Sotelo V. offers important new insights into the ways these changes are bound up within the deep contradictions of a global capitalist system plagued by systemic crisis, and roots the paradigmatic shifts in social and labor relations in Neoliberalism's pro-business policies.

The Poverty of Work: Selling Servant, Slave and Temporary Labor on the Free Market
The Poverty of Work
Selling Servant, Slave and Temporary Labor on the Free Market
Paperback      ISBN: 160846833x

This chilling look inside the history of employment agencies in the U.S. argues that they should have been abolished with slavery, or at the very least, put under tight government control. Today, left largely unregulated, employment agencies generate astonishing revenue by selling flexible, on-demand temporary workers. In the process millions are trapped in a cycle of unemployment, despair, and poverty.