Evicted by Matthew Desmond review – what if the problem of poverty is that it’s profitable to other people?

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"What if the dominant discourse on poverty is just wrong? What if the problem isn’t that poor people have bad morals – that they’re lazy and impulsive and irresponsible and have no family values – or that they lack the skills and smarts to fit in with our shiny 21st-century economy? What if the problem is that poverty is profitable? These are the questions at the heart of Evicted, Matthew Desmond’s extraordinary ethnographic study of tenants in low-income housing in the deindustrialised middle-sized city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin." https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/07/evicted-poverty-and-profit-in-the-american-city-matthew-desmond-review?CMP=fb_us&fbclid=IwAR2cp6ZJr1_N44ITVOV7Otv4sOlR1ZKXEnCgJinovhe0QAWKTKODuJ5dJJ8
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