Amanpour and Company

Matthew Desmond on America’s Poverty Crisis

Clip: 03/30/2023 | 17m 4s  | Video has closed captioning.

The U.S. -- the richest country in the world -- has a higher rate of poverty than any other advanced democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond examines the dire situation in his new book, and he joins Michel Martin to explain why the problem persists. Their conversation is part of Chasing the Dream, our going initiative about poverty, jobs, and economic opportunity in America.

Aired: 03/30/23

Rating: NR

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