May 29, 2012 | Comments 0
Barbara Ehrenreich, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in The united states”
ISBN: 0312626681 | 2002 | EPUB/MOBI | 256 pages | 240 KB/352 KB
Our sharpest and most original social critic goes “undercover” as an unskilled employee to expose the darkish facet of American prosperity.
Millions of Us citizens function entire time, yr spherical, for poverty-stage wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich determined to join them. She was inspired in portion by the rhetoric encompassing welfare reform, which promised that a occupation — any work — can be the ticket to a far better daily life. But how does any person endure, allow on your own prosper, on $ 6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her property, took the most affordable lodgings she could discover, and accepted no matter what employment she was supplied. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she labored as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning female, a nursing-residence aide, and a Wal-Mart product sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Really swiftly, she learned that no work is really “unskilled,” that even the lowliest occupations call for exhausting psychological and muscular effort. She also realized that a single work is not adequate you need to have at least two if you int to are living indoors.
Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, stress, and surprising generosity — a land of Large Containers, quickly meals, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Go through it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich’s perspective and for a uncommon watch of how “prosperity” seems to be from the bottom. You will never ever see anything at all — from a motel rest room to a restaurant meal — in fairly the same way once more.
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Category: Economics and Finances