mardi 30 août 2011

Ten years after

Tomgram: Barbara Ehrenreich, On Americans (Not) Getting By (Again)

10 years after Nickel and Dimes, Barbara Ehrenreich revisits the state of poverty in America.

The big question, 10 years later, is whether things have improved or worsened for those in the bottom third of the income distribution, the people who clean hotel rooms, work in warehouses, wash dishes in restaurants, care for the very young and very old, and keep the shelves stocked in our stores. The short answer is that things have gotten much worse, especially since the economic downturn that began in 2008.