The Working Poor: Invisible in America

The Working Poor: Invisible in America

David K. Shipler


“Nobody who works not easy will be negative in America,” writes Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he trips deeply into the lives of person shop clerks and manufacturing facility employees, farm employees and sweat-shop seamstresses, unlawful immigrants in menial jobs and american citizens saddled with mammoth scholar loans and paltry wages. they're referred to as the operating poor.

They practice exertions necessary to America’s convenience. they're white and black, Latino and Asian--men and girls in small cities and town slums trapped close to the poverty line, the place the margins are so tight that even minor setbacks could cause devastating chain reactions. Shipler exhibits how liberals and conservatives are either in part right–that virtually each existence tale comprises failure by way of either the society and the person. Braced by way of demanding truth and private testimony, he unravels the forces that confine humans within the quagmire of low wages. and in contrast to so much works on poverty, this e-book additionally bargains compelling images of employers suffering opposed to razor-thin earnings and festival from in another country. With pointed concepts for swap that problem Republicans and Democrats alike, The operating Poor stands to make a distinction.

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