Book ‘The Fight to Save the Town’ by Michelle Wilde Anderson

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Reimagining Discarded America
A sweeping and authoritative study of wealth inequality and the dismantling of local government in four working-class cities across the US that passionately argues for reinvestment in people-centered leadership. Decades of cuts to local government amidst rising concentrations of poverty have wreaked havoc on communities left behind by the modern economy. Some of these discarded places are rural. Others are big cities, small cities, or historic suburbs. Some vote blue, others red. Some are the most diverse communities in America, while others are nearly all white, all Latino, or all Black. All are routinely trashed by outsiders for their poverty and their politics. Mostly, their governments are just broke. Forty years after...
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (June 21, 2022)  Pages: 368 pages  ISBN-10: 1501195980  ISBN-13: 978-1501195983  ASIN:‎ B09844Z5J9

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About the author: Michelle Wilde Anderson is a professor of property, local government, and environmental justice at Stanford Law School. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesLos Angeles TimesChicago TribuneYale Law Journal, and other publications.