Barbara Ehrenreich, On Americans Not Getting By Again | TomDispatch

 

 

 

 

Barbara Ehrenreich opened the nation’s eyes with her release of this book “Nickeled and Dimed,” where she worked minimum wage jobs undercover, to best tell the story of America’s underpaid and poor, to find out what it is “really” like living in poverty. That was about ten years ago. Here, Ehrenreich revisits the question of what it means to live in poverty today, especially for those who were already in bad financial situations before the recession hit. I harp on the connection between low income and access to healthy food, but that aside, just a thought-provoking piece that is worth a read.

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One thought on “Barbara Ehrenreich, On Americans Not Getting By Again | TomDispatch

  1. Barbara spoke at my school last year. I had to read Nickel and Dimed as the freshman common reader. I’m glad she realized (she even mentioned this during her talk) that she started out with many, many advantages that most underprivileged people don’t.

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