Barbara Ehrenreich

Nickel and Dimed - On (not) getting by in America
Jan 31, 2005  -  Cristofori, Prinsengracht 583, Amsterdam

Barbara EhrenreichMillions 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.

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Barbara Ehrenreich’s TEDx talk “Smile or die”:

Links:

Barbara Ehrenreich’s website

Moderator: Jan Donkers

In collaboration with: AEGON, American Embassy The Hague, Ministerie van OC&W, Van den Berch van Heemstede Fonds, SNS Reaal Fonds, The Netherland-America Foundation, Atlas Publishing House