Nickel and Dimed

28th Mar 2023

on (not) Getting By in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

This was published in 2001 but it is still relevant and relatable today. An investigative journalist  leaves her comfortable middle class life and sees how she does as a member of the working poor. She was a waitress in Florida and then a Cleaner in Maine and worked at Walmaret in Minnesota.

It is told with sympathy and transparency. It is so tough to make ends meet at this end of society. And this section only aseems to be getting bigger at late stage capitalism. I related to the situations and the people, beauitfully told.