Barbara Ehrenreich on Low-Wage Living

  • submit to reddit

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.

  • submit to reddit

BillMoyers.com encourages conversation and debate around issues, events and ideas related to content on Moyers & Company and the BillMoyers.com website.

  • The editorial staff reserves the right to take down comments it deems inappropriate.
  • Profanity, personal attacks, hate speech, off-topic posts, advertisements and spam will not be tolerated.
  • Do not intentionally make false or misleading statements, impersonate someone else, break the law, or condone or encourage unlawful activity.

If your comments consistently or intentionally make this community a less civil and enjoyable place to be, you and your comments will be excluded from it.

We need your help with this. If you feel a post is not in line with the comment policy, please flag it so that we can take a look. Comments and questions about our policy are welcome. Please send an email to feedback@billmoyers.com

Find out more about BillMoyers.com's privacy policy and terms of service.

  • http://www.facebook.com/connie.williams.10 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!