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Social Solutions to Poverty:
America's Struggle to Build a Just Society

By Scott Myers-Lipton ~ A Dr. Charles Lemert's Great Barrington Series Book ~

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Dr. William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, Says:

"Scott J. Myers-Lipton has compiled an impressive array of articles on the social context of poverty in the United States and on the various plans and proposals to alleviate human suffering. His unique volume could become a standard reference not only for scholars who study poverty, but also for policymakers and citizens seeking realistic solutions."

Dr. J. Larry Brown,
(former  director, Center of Hunger and Poverty at Brandeis)

Harvard University, Says:

At a time in which scholarly policy work often has become divorced from the acute reality of pain and suffering, Myers-Lipton has delivered up a treatise that harkens back to Michael Harrington's moving wake-up call, "The Other America."

Dr. Charles Lemert, Wesleyan University, Says:

"Social Solutions to Poverty: America’s Struggle to Build a Just Society is one of those rare books that should be bought, read, kept, and used again and again.  It is not only an unsettling story of poverty and the attempts to relieve it, but a reference work that teachers, students, and serious thinkers of whatever station will want to keep close at hand.


 Sample Solutions
Agrarian Justice
Black Nationalism

Community Action Program (CAP)

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Economic Bill of Rights
End Poverty in California (EPIC)
Faith-Based Initiatives
Freedmen's Bureau
Guaranteed Income
Honor Indian Treaties
Hospitality Houses
Individual Development Accounts

Inheritance Tax

Living Wage

Marshall Plan for Housing

Public Work

Physician Task Force on Hunger

Office of Economic Opportunity


Repeal Taft-Hartley Act

Scientific Charity

Share the Wealth Plan

Social Insurance


Traditional Indigenous Solutions






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 The Book

For the first time, the voices of famous and lesser known figures in America’s  quest to reduce poverty are collected in a historical anthology.  The book, which includes social commentary, follows one theme--the social solution to poverty: 

•  from Thomas Paine’s agrarian justice to Josiah Quincy’s proposal for the construction of poorhouses;

•  from the Freedmen’s Bureau to Sitting Bull’s demand for money and supplies;

•  from Coxey’s army of the unemployed to Jane Addams's Hull House;

•  from the Civil Works Administration to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call for
an Economic Bill of Rights; and

•  from William Julius Wilson’s universal program of reform to George Bush’s armies of compassion.

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