Uncle Sam's plantation: how big government enslaves America's poor and what we can do about it

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WND BOOKS, Dec 15, 2003 - Political Science - 229 pages
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America has two economic systems: capitalism for the rich and socialism for the poor. This double-minded approach seems to keep the poor enslaved to poverty while the rich get richer. Let's face it, despite its $400 billion price tag, welfare isn't working.

The solution, asserts Star Parker, is a faith-based, not state-sponsored, plan. In Uncle Sam's Plantation, she offers five simple yet profound steps that will allow the nation's poor to go from entitlement and slavery to empowerment and freedom. Parker shares her own amazing journey up from the lower rungs of the economic system and addresses the importance of extending the free market system to this neglected group of people. Emphasizing personal initiative, faith, and responsibility, she walks readers toward releasing the hold poverty has over their lives.

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Review: Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can Do About It

User Review  - Jennifer M - Christianbook.com

This book takes an extremely unflinching look at: poverty in this country, the flaws in the current welfare system, and the steps the author believes we need to take to take the power away from the ... Read full review

Some Good Points, but Disappointing Overall

User Review  - Anonymous - Christianbook.com

Star Parker argues in this book that poverty is too complicated to be fixed by government programs. Parker herself was once poor and took advantage of welfare programs, but she climbed out of poverty ... Read full review

Contents

What is Poverty?
1
My Story
33
Liberals Hijack History
55
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Star Parker is president and founder of the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a nonprofit center that addresses the impact of social politics on America's inner cities and the poor. Prior to her social activism, Parker was a single welfare mother. After becoming a Christian, she returned to college, earned her degree, and launched an urban Christian magazine. Now, she is a frequent lecturer, a social policy consultant and media commentator, and a regular guest on national television and radio programs across the country, including Larry King Live, 20/20, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. His Hometown is Los Angeles, California.