Labor for Minimum Wage

I grew up hearing over and over, to the point of tedium, that “hard work” was the secret of success:  “Work hard and you’ll get ahead” or “It’s hard work that got us where we are.”  No one ever said that you could work hard – harder even than you ever thought possible – and still find yourself sinking ever deeper into poverty and debt.

Barbara Ehrenreich
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

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Published in: on March 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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