Millions of Americans work full time and more, often juggling two jobs, yet still fall below the poverty line. In Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting by in America, journalist and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich goes undercover in low-wage America to experience the grinding treadmill of the ‘working poor’, and discover how they keep body, mind and home together. Whether a waitress, cleaner, cashier or nurse’s aide, she discovered that no job is unskilled and that a living wage is far from guaranteed no matter how hard you work.
Barbara Ehrenreich’s TEDx talk “Smile or die”:
Moderator: Jan Donkers
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