Author: marthaconte

To What Degree Is Poverty a Systemic Problem?

The two books I chose to read recently—Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, and Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn—deal with the same cultural trend in America and both pose a question that divides American politics: to what degree is poverty a structural and […]


Books that I’m reading… NON-FICTION The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium, Martin Gurri Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Anne Case & Angus Deaton Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn San Fransisco—How Progressives Ruin Cities, Michael Shellenberger The Fifth Risk, […]