Monday, August 8, 2011

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America - 10th anniversary

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, from this interview with Amy Goodman at Democracy Now on the Standards and Poor Rating and how we discuss the economy

"But, you know, in some ways, that is in another world from most Americans and their day-to-day struggles. What is it going to mean to you if you have no job now? Or if you have a job and you have no health insurance? Or if you are trying to get through college while working full time? It just seems very distant and abstract. When we’re talking about the economy in this country, we seldom talk about real people’s lives."

See or read the entire interview HERE

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Barbara is making an important point - all of our discussion of the "economy" is about how it affects corporations and the wealthy, absolutely no discussion of how it affects the vast majority of us.

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