Episode 127

Surviving Poverty

May 2, 2018
  • Inequality & the Middle Class
  • Civic Engagement
  • Antipoverty Policy
Associate Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University-Camden

America—the world’s wealthiest country—is home to over 40 million people living under the poverty line. And for many, there is no safety net to fall back on. Professor Joan Maya Mazelis explains how we got here and highlights one innovative organization, run by and for poor people, that builds community among the poor and provides help when the safety net is missing.

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