Barbara Ehrenreich on Low-Wage Living

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In this 2007 Moyers Moment from Bill Moyers Journal, Barbara Ehrenreich describes how hard it is to survive when you’re a low-wage worker in America — a challenge she took on personally when she went undercover and documented her experiences in the bestselling book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.

Watch the full conversation between Bill Moyers and Barbara Ehrenreich.

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  • Connie Williams

    There’s not been enough fight back because the people who need it …DON’T HAVE TIME! They’re busy serving dinner to the rest of the world!

  • Anonymous

    They certainly have time to vote, but don’t do so often enough, probably for a variety of reasons like alienation, fatigue, inconvenience, voter-suppression tactics. (It’s a crime we don’t have 3 days of voting and include a weekend, for example.) Plus the evangelically religious poor will often vote Republican. Yikes!