The Resource The price of paradise : the costs of inequality and a vision for a more equitable America, David Dante Troutt

The price of paradise : the costs of inequality and a vision for a more equitable America, David Dante Troutt

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The price of paradise : the costs of inequality and a vision for a more equitable America
Title
The price of paradise
Title remainder
the costs of inequality and a vision for a more equitable America
Statement of responsibility
David Dante Troutt
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Language
eng
Summary
"Many American communities, especially the working and middle class, are facing chronic problems: fiscal stress, urban decline, environmental sprawl, failing schools, mass incarceration, political isolation, disproportionate foreclosures, and severe public health risks. In The Price of Paradise, David Dante Troutt argues that it is a lack of what he calls 'regional equity' in our local decision making that has led to this looming crisis now facing so many cities and local governments. Unless we adopt policies that take into consideration all class levels, he argues, the underlying inequity affecting poor and middle class communities will permanently limit opportunity for the next generations of Americans. Arguing that there are 'structural flaws' in the American dream, Troutt explores the role that place plays in our thinking and how we have organized our communities to create or deny opportunity. Through a careful presentation of this crisis at the national level and also through on-the-ground observation in communities like Newark, Detroit, Houston, Oakland, and New York City that all face similar hardships, he makes the case that America's tendency to separate into enclaves in urban areas or to sprawl off on one's own in suburbs gravely undermines the American dream. Troutt shows that the tendency to separate also has maintained racial segregation in our cities and towns, itself cementing many barriers for advancement. A profound conversation about America at the crossroads, The Price of Paradise is a multilayered exploration of the legal, economic, and cultural forces that contribute to the squeeze on the middle class, the hidden dangers of growing income and wealth inequality, and environmentally unsustainable growth and consumption patterns"--Provided by publisher
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Troutt, David Dante
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S6
LC item number
T76 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Equality
  • Racism
  • Social stratification
  • Social mobility
  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Racism
  • Social mobility
  • Social stratification
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Racism
  • Social mobility
  • Social stratification
  • United States
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The price of paradise : the costs of inequality and a vision for a more equitable America, David Dante Troutt
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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1 online resource.
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9780814724897
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  • 22573/ctt8jtfsm
  • FCB0E275-4C36-4454-A707-72B41F048BA4
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  • (OCoLC)865508043
  • (OCoLC)ocn865508043
Label
The price of paradise : the costs of inequality and a vision for a more equitable America, David Dante Troutt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814724897
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt8jtfsm
  • FCB0E275-4C36-4454-A707-72B41F048BA4
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865508043
  • (OCoLC)ocn865508043

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