Quote of The Day, June 5, 2012
Unless and until we rethink, re-imagine, and redefine how we confront poverty, it will never be eradicated. Unless and until we honestly tackle the greed and dissect the political, economic, and societal black holes that allow it to flourish, increasing and intractable poverty will remain American capitalism’s and the global economy’s permanent partner. - – Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, as excerpted from their new book, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.
West and Smiley have written a book to raise awareness of U.S. poverty. 150 million Americans – half of the country – are in or on the cusp of poverty.