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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evictions,  driver of poverty in the American city. It is the rare writer who can capture a social ill with a clear-eyed, non-judgmental tone and still let the messiness of real people show.  Matthew Desmond, with his award winning book EVICTED, succeeds brilliantly.  Determined not to show a simplistic view of poverty, he does an ethnographic study of one aspect of it, evictions.   The author follows six tenants and two landlords in Milwaukee in 2008 and 2009.  He finds…