Posts tagged ‘poverty’

August 23rd, 2011

"When someone works for less pay than she can live on…she has made a great sacrifice for you…The…"

“When someone works for less pay than she can live on…she has made a great sacrifice for you…The ‘working poor’…are in fact the major philanthropists of our society. They neglect their own children so that the children of others will be cared for; they live in substandard housing so that other homes will be shiny and perfect; they endure privation so that inflation will be low and stock prices high. To be a member of the working poor is to be an anonymous donor, a nameless benefactor, to everyone.”

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Barbara Ehrenreich’s  Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (via squeetothegee)

Fuck yes.