Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Jul 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 216 pages
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From the founder of ACORN, the nation's largest grassroots community organization, comes this hard-hitting blueprint for helping working families establish a solid foundation of income and assets that equals true economic security—what Wade Rathke calls citizen wealth. Through compelling stories from the trenches of local, state, and national campaigns, where hardscrabble wins and smart negotiating have produced positive economic change for millions, Rathke shows how activists, government, business, and working people can join together to make citizen wealth a major priority and a visible reality.
 

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Great book Wade!

Contents

Protecting and Advancing Citizen Wealth
79
Changing the Terms of the Debate
127
Notes
173
Acknowledgments
185
Index
189
About the Author
197
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Wade Rathke is a resident of New Orleans, where he has been a community organizer for over 40 years. He founded, and is the Chief Organizer of, ACORN, the largest organization of lower-income and working families in the US. He has written for "Social Policy, Boston Review of Books, The Nation" and "Clamor".

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