Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business

Gary Rivlin


From the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Drive By comes a unique and riveting exploration of one of America’s largest and fastest-growing industries—the business of poverty. Broke, USA is a Fast Food Nation for the “poverty industry” that will also appeal to readers of Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed) and David Shipler (The Working Poor).

Show sample text content

Download sample