Back in 1962 a book by Michael Harrington entitled “The OTHER America” shocked the establishment and Washington. It helped lead to LBJ’s War on Poverty destroyed of course by his war in Viet Nam.
For an update almost 50 years later go to:
Barbara Ehrenreich (of “Nickel and Dimed” fame) has written a startling and painful account of the state of the poor in America today. At: