This article showcases our top picks for books on economic privilege. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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This product was recommended by Jeff Neal from The Critter Depot
The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton is a book that addresses economic privilege. It goes into detail about Modern Monetary Theory, and how the governments are able to spend their way out of social problems to prevent unemployment and poverty.
This product was recommended by Ethan Taub from Loanry
This book is absolutely a delight to read. It helps you to understand social mobility and how it plays out in the work every day. This book should be shared with both parents and children, to help calm fears for parents that there is a way to share resources with children and do better. If you see yourself as a professional, you will do better in life as you have the mindset of someone within that higher class platform. The entire subject is fascinating.
This product was recommended by Deedee Cummings from Cummings Consulting
In the Nick of Time is a timely holiday tale about privilege, compassion, and hope. Nick Saint never really put a lot of thought into his nameuntil one snowy day in December when he accidentally receives a letter meantfor Saint Nick. Realizing there is not much time left until Christmas, Nickopens the letter. The unexpected message inside ultimately leads him on ajourney of understanding poverty, gratitude, and service to others whilediscovering the real meaning of the holiday spirit.From Kirkus Reviews: Nick’s transformation from a child concerned with materialthings to a kid who wants to help others rings true…. Mosley’s texturedcartoon illustrations, which feature painterly backgrounds, ground the story beautifully…. This engaging holiday tale gives children—like the protagonist—achance to investigate their own privilege.
This product was recommended by Melanie Haynes from Bumble Virtual Solutions
This is a must-read for those interested in diving into the topic of socio-economically privileged Blacks and how this economically advantaged group experiences privilege, having credentials that grant them access to elite spaces and resources with which they can purchase luxuries, while still confronting persistent anti-black bias and racial stigma.