Bait and Switch

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Bait & Switch, is a natural successor to Ehrenreich’s earlier book: Nickel & Dimed (reviewed on this blog in part 1 and part 2). As an author I find her to be both honest and thorough in her research, and … Continued

Nickel & Dimed (part 2 of 2)

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This is a continuation of my book review of Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel & Dimed. Part 1 posted yesterday. Housing costs post the greatest obstacle for low-wage workers. Why does our society seem to resist rectifying this situation? Do you believe … Continued

Nickel & Dimed (part 1 of 2)

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Homelessness is the state of not possessing the right to use a single place for shelter persistently. Joblessness is the state of not possessing the privilege to be paid for work persistently. Homelessness and joblessness are both very prominent problems … Continued

Free Lunch

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Free Lunch, by David Cay Johnston, is subtitled “How the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill).” Yes, it’s one of THOSE books. I’ve read and watched a fair share of media concerning how … Continued