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Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

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"These boys saw the floorboards giving out while the rest of America danced in the pig and whistle. Maharidge and Williamson have a document here ... Show synopsis

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Ian B

System failure

by Ian B on Dec 8, 2011

A bit padded with old material from the 1980 published in earlier works . The case studies are interesting ( as are the photographs) but a bit ramblingin their presentation. Some maps and more reliable statistics would be useful. After reading the book one is unsure exactly what the message is supposed to be. What is a "down on the bones of their arse" American family supposed to do? Lie down and die? Maharidge suggest urban farming when really the problem is the massive failure of the American political system to look after the poor and helpless.

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