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In West Virginia, striking public school teachers and staff celebrated a victory this week, inspiring educators outside their state to take action for better pay and working conditions. Their nine-day wildcat strike — the longest in recent West Virginia history — put in stark relief another national debate on ...

From Harper's: In an unsparing and darkly funny look at the push for immortality — via superfoods, squats, and other self-help — the well-known social anthropologist Barbara Ehrenreich strongly suggests that those $60 skin-rejuvenating pillowcases and $5,000 radio-frequency skin-tightening treatment ...
AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to read the tweet of the acclaimed author Barbara Ehrenreich, who wrote, “A lot of children depend on free school lunches, so the West Virginia teachers made food packages for them before going on strike and have continued to try to feed them. This is our dystopian welfare ...
True Story Book Club, 11 a.m. to noon: “Nickel and Dimed,” by Barbara Ehrenreich. Millions of Americans work full time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job ...
Author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich, who wrote the book "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America," spoke to a crowd of 600 in Fort Collins about the time she spent working low-wage jobs as research for her book. She was the keynote speaker in a weeklong program, featuring 40 total events, ...
Barbara Ehrenreich (1942-) is a scientist — a chemist/physicist — a political activist and "muckraking" author ("Nickel and Dimed," "Bait and Switch"), and an atheist. Early on, she learned to ask “why?" about everything. She had nothing mystical in her background, only some dissociative moments when ...
Barbara Ehrenreich has written extensively about the impossibility of getting by with low-wage work in the U.S. and the everyday indignities workers in the U.S. face on the job. In her best-selling book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Ehrenreich wrote about her yearlong experience of ...
And the famous Nickel and Dimed author Barbara Ehrenreich tweets, “This is our dystopian welfare state: severely underpaid teachers trying to keep poverty-stricken kids alive.” TITHI BHATTACHARYA: Absolutely. AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to turn to the pair of teachers we spoke to yesterday, one from ...


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