The 30/30/40 Society. "The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty" by Mark Peel. [review]
In this fine book, Peel reminds us that there are Australians who experience inadequate income, misery, eviction, homelessness, distress, cold and hunger. Not having enough income is a real experience, but it does not conform to some economist’s construction of a scale of normal consumption. To understand this, we need to listen to what people having these experiences have to say. "The Lowest Rung" is a timely reminder of the value of doing so.