Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton. His books include Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and Poverty, by America, which was published in March. (January 2024)

Tools to End the Poverty Pandemic

Tools to End the Poverty Pandemic

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January 18, 2024 issue

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