We’re doing the wrong things to fix poverty

How can a country as rich as the United States have so many people living at or below the poverty line? Sociologist Matthew Desmond won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his book “Evicted,” and he joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his follow-up investigation, which centers on the idea that affluent Americans, in ways known and unknown, keep poor people poor. Desmond’s new book is “Poverty, by America.”

This episode originally aired April 5, 2023.