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Foreword: 250 Broadway, New York City,
Spring 2009 Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The War on Poverty Begins: Benevolence Balloons
2. Our Moral Cliff: The Rise of Dependency
3. Why Have We Become a Nation of Takers?
4. The Failure of Poverty Programs
5. America Works: Policy Implications for Dependency and Poverty Reduction
6. Education and Training versus Work-First
7. The Road to Work and Reduced Dependency: Real Policy Solutions Afterword: 250 Broadway, New York City,
Summer 2009 Index

About the Author

Peter Cove has spent over half a century fighting poverty in America. He is the founder of America Works, the first for-profit, welfare-to-work company. He is the author of many op-eds and magazine articles on work and poverty.

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"Peter Cove has spent a lifetime figuring out how to combat poverty. His work transcends the usual left-right divisions and goes straight to the heart of how to solve our most vexing problems. His is a voice that absolutely needs to be heard."

-Joe Klein, political columnist for TIME

"Poor No More is not just a book. It is a declaration of independence that tells us how to defeat the scourge of the American economy-poverty. For forty years Peter Cove has fought this baffling enemy and discovered how to transform the seemingly incurable plague into prosperity."

-Thomas Fleming, author The Great Divide: The Clash Between Washington and Jefferson That Still Troubles Us Today

"At long last a major book is written that deals sensibly with the question of poverty. After years of relying on ineffective government training programs, Peter Cove prescribes a detailed and brilliant analysis of what can be done. In this case, Cove not only prescribes a program, but he lives it and demonstrates what can and does work. This book is a tour de force and a must read for every government official and citizen who cares about our national future."

-Herb London, President of the London Center for Policy Research

"What's most valuable about this book is the combination of Peter Cove's personal story and more academic policy research. Both tend toward support for work first, but in different ways. I can't think of another case where someone who initially shared Great Society views of poverty came to different and more conservative conclusions based on program experience. And this occurred independently of the research, which was going the same way. It's crucial that Cove didn't begin as a conservative, as many critics of social policy do. He also still preserves a commitment to helping the poor, such as liberals claim for themselves."

-Lawrence M. Mead, professor of Politics and Public Policy, New York University

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