Nickel and Dimed

“In the good times of 1998, with the clock on welfare benefits running out, Barbara Ehrenreich had a question: How, she wondered, would the four million women (most with children) soon to be pushed off the rolls and into the labor market make their way on wages of $6 or $7 an hour — an amount that it was universally agreed was not a living wage?”

– New York Times Starred Book Review