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Looking Up At The Bottom Line: The Struggle For the Living Wage

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By Richard R. Troxell

Remarkable! An energizing, engaging book that can lead to the end of homelessness for over 1,000,000 minimum wage workers. This book takes off where all the other minimum wage, living wage books end.

Michael Stoops
National Civil Rights Organizer for the
National Coalition for the Homeless

"... the only book on the subject that combines in such depth both personal stories of low wage workers and their families, on the one hand, and analytic arguments about the costs and benefits of living wages, on the other. The idea of indexing wages to housing costs just may be the right way to think about this."

Robert Pollin
Author of The Living Wage: Building a Fair Economy

Troxell's accounts of the homeless point to a profound break down in our culture - a society that grows more rootless and disconnected with each passing year. After reading this book your next experience at a highway intersection will be radically changed. The bedraggled figure holding a cardboard sign will not be a complete stranger. You won't be looking at a bum; you'll be seeing another human being and into the brokenness of our culture.

Tom Spencer
CEO Austin Area Interreligious Ministries

Compassion means to suffer (pati) with (com) another. To suffer with! Unfortunately in today's world the idea of compassion is confused with the liberal notion of charity as opposed to a genuine call to justice. Richard Troxell has shared and taken on the pain of others and battled like a great warrior the institutional mindset that prevents humans from simply doing what is right.

Alan Graham
President Mobile Loaves & Fishes

Finally, someone with some common sense! Troxell lays out a plan that will end homelessness for over 1,000,000 minimum wage workers- without costing tax payers a dime. Plus, this is a great read - a compelling activist's tell.

Jim Hightower
Radio commentator and editor of The Hightower Lowdown

... the inspiration and key to Bringing America Home for millions of people through the Universal Living Wage - by indexing employment income to housing costs.

Sue Watlov Phillips, M.A., C.S.P.
Executive director of Elim Transitional Housing
Founder Minnesota and National Coalition for the Homeless

Troxell's outstanding advocacy and efforts on behalf of the homeless are legend and truly appreciated by those he helps and those who admire his selfless work.

Kirk Watson
Texas State Senator , District 14


ISBN: 978-1-935514-99-2

308 pages, $22.95

Biography & Autobiography : Cultural Heritage
Political Science : Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Political Science : Political Advocacy

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