Gary Rivlin on How the Working Poor Became Big Business
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Gary Rivlin describes how the flourishing poverty industry is taking advantage of deregulation to devise high-priced products to sell to the credit-hungry working poor, including the instant tax refund and the payday loan.
In Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. How the Working Poor Became Big Business, he profiles players making money off the working poor and tells the stories of those fighting back against the enterprises that fleece the country's hardworking waitresses, warehouse workers, and mall clerks.
Event: Gary Rivlin will be reading and signing books
Wednesday, June 16, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Upper West Side
2289 Broadway, at 82nd Street