Nickel and Dimed

On (Not) Getting by in America (Spare Change?)

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Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to ... Continua
Ha scritto il 24/08/13
底層生活是怎麼樣子的?常看到記者臥底追新聞,作者親自"臥底",尤其是這種擺明是自討苦吃的臥底倒不常見,看作者一個個工作換下來,明明很努力工作,明明很精打細算,卻怎麼也存不了錢,甚至連最基本的溫飽都難達到(甚至還換來滿身的傷)深深覺的社會上的貧富嚴重差距太過,體力賺的錢,就這麼不值嗎?沒有這些人的努力,我們有辦法過上如此舒適的生活?不懂為什麼會造成如此的狀況,大概就是那所謂的權利獨佔與自私自利的卑劣人性所致吧....
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Ha scritto il 19/01/09
Ehrenreich gives a new voice to the over-worked and under-paid. Everyone should read this, whether you have waited tables or not.
Ha scritto il 08/05/08
A thorough examination of the problems of low wage workers, and the dilemmas they are forced to to face everyday. Great analysis, and much learned
Ha scritto il 26/11/07
Nickel and Dimed
This was a really interesting read. I did learn a lot, although much of the time I found the author's overall attitude highly annoying. Regardless, I will never look at the people in these low wage jobs the same way as I did before. And I will ...Continua
Ha scritto il 09/04/07
America, where your dreams come true? Blah.In fact, the phenomenon described in this book is a general occurrence in most developed and developing countries. Our society, it seems, is going back to the medieval way, where whose child you are

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