The paradox of poverty amidst plenty has plagued the United States throughout the 21st century–why should the wealthiest country in the world also have the highest rates of poverty among the industrialized nations? In “The Poverty Paradox,” Mark Robert Rank develops his unique perspective for understanding this puzzle.
How can the United States, one of the wealthiest nations on earth, have the highest rate of poverty among industrialized nations? In a new book, “The Poverty Paradox,” based on decades of research, renowned poverty expert Mark Rank, a professor at the Brown School, develops a unique perspective for understanding this puzzle.
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Adia Harvey Wingfield, in Arts & Sciences, and John Atkinson, at the School of Medicine, will receive Washington University’s 2022 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced.