BY Nicholas D Kristof : Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope – EBOOK Read

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  • Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope
  • Nicholas D Kristof
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  • 01 July 2018
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Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Nicholas D Kristof Free read Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Nicholas D Kristof ✓ 0 Free read Hood from drugs alcohol suicide or reckless accidents And while these particular stories unfolded in one corner of the country they are representative of many places the authors write about ranging from the Dakotas and Oklahoma to New York and Virginia But here too are stories about resurgence among them Annette Dove who has devoted her life to helping the teenagers of Pine Bluff Arkansas as they navigate the chaotic reality of. I have read Kristof s column in the Times and decided to check out the book figuring it would be high uality and well researched like his other work I was not disappointedTightrope is a compelling illustration of generational poverty and it s impacts on individuals and society as a whole The authors give humanity to the face of what many view as a trashy addiction street drugs without realising the very human reasons people go down this path They explain in depth how each generation begets a new generation destined to follow the same path without the assistance needed to change course They also explain backed by data how course changes can occur and what besides addiction drives the ruin of so many Americans trapped in the lower half of the economyA great read that was hard to put down but always put down with a great deal of afterthoughts This book didn t tell me anything in didn t already know our at least suspected to be true but it did give me shocking data and stories that showed me how much worse it has and could be for Americans without changeWe have a great reckoning in America and if we don t find a way to raise all of our people up we will continue down the path of increasing poverty and lives destroyed by hopelessness and despair

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Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Nicholas D Kristof Free read Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Nicholas D Kristof ✓ 0 Free read With stark poignancy and political dispassion Tightrope draws us deep into an other America The authors tell this story in part through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up in rural Yamhill Oregon an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue collar jobs disappeared About one uarter of the children on Kristof's old school bus died in adult. You hear the same change trauma going back to the Industrial Revolution for two authors who are in the educated elite of the United States they go on and on and on depressing and sort of blames everyone The lessons at the close are very good I had started to think much the same while reading the book I suppose the book captures true events and stories of a time now behind us and will allow those interested in this time in say 2050 to see an accurate record Still needlessly depressing

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Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Nicholas D Kristof Free read Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Nicholas D Kristof ✓ 0 Free read Growing up poor; Daniel McDowell of Balti whose tale of opioid addiction and recovery suggests that there are viable ways to solve our nation's drug epidemic Taken together these accounts provide a picture of working class families needlessly but profoundly damaged as a result of decades of policy mistakes With their superb nuanced reportage Kristof and WuDunn have given us a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore. After reading the many statistics provided in this book one does have to wonder how much talent we as a nation suander The authors provide some grim statistics including those for child mortality clean drinking water High School enrollment and many others These are numbers which place the US within 140 countries And as a countrywe don t do well So the uestion is how do we as a nation turn these statistics as well as drug addiction homelessness alcoholism etc around This book offers solutions to the problems along with suggestionsThis is a powerful poignant and evocative read which will tug at the reader s heart and soul Reading true stories from a variety of people all over the US the problems are addressedsuccinctly and without emotion How we got here as a nation is also mentioned and one thing I liked was that the authors placed an eual blame on both major political partiesPolicies were mentioned that could have an impact on these problems and mitigate suffering From family planning to Earned Income Tax Credit there are several included And the problems associated with addiction drug and alcohol are delved into deeply Crime poverty and homelessnessall a piece of that euation Non profit organizations such as TOPPS Targeting on People s Priorities with Services which is in Arkansas is excellentHolding our politicians accountable is brought up and this one needs to be addressed by all of us I believe The discussion on Capitalism and Socialism and whether or not Capitalism is broken was most interesting to me as wellThe individual stories of the manner in which people ended up as they did are poignant and powerful I appreciate the fact that the authors also included pictures of some of these individuals The inclusion of Ann Curry s story should be motivation to others to reach out and help others if possible One never knows who might need a nudgeWe must do better as a nation to get to the root problem of addiction homelessness and crime and poverty I live in Vermont and the opiod problems are spread throughout our stateprogress is being made according to the state but it appears to be an uphill battleJust an outstanding read for me which was presented in an excellent manner To paraphrase the authorswe must restore dignity spread opportunity and spark ingenuityMost highly recommended