Tag: Book Review

Response to “Evicted”

“Evicted”, written by Matthew Desmond, tells true stories about the lives of families who face eviction every day and the hardship that they go through to try and bring their family back together. Desmond himself went through a similar ordeal to a certain extent when he was younger. He shares a story about money being …

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Washington Post: Review “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

Thank you, Matthew Desmond. Thank you for writing about destitution in America with astonishing specificity yet without voyeurism or judgment. Thank you for showing it is possible to compose spare, beautiful prose about a complicated policy problem. Thank you for giving flesh and life to our squabbles over inequality, so easily consigned to quintiles and …

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Review of Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Below is a link to the review I chose on Evicted. I thought the article brought out some┬áinteresting questions about the poverty cycle. The┬áreview also brings up an interesting point regarding females vs. males.   https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/07/evicted-poverty-and-profit-in-the-american-city-matthew-desmond-review