Audiobook: The working poor invisible in America / by Shipler David K.Cancel anytime. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs, and Americans saddled with immense student loans and paltry wages. They are known as the working poor. They perform labor essential to America's comfort. They are white and black, Latino and Asian - men and women in small towns and city slums trapped near the poverty line, where the margins are so tight that even minor setbacks can cause devastating chain reactions. Shipler shows how liberals and conservatives are both partly right - that practically every life story contains failure by both the society and the individual. Braced by hard fact and personal testimony, he unravels the forces that confine people in the quagmire of low wages.
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It is a good opportunity for conservatives and liberals to understand the impacts of their policies. Average rating: 4. Please try again later. Available in stores. Seriously, a chapter of this book was devoted to the unhealthy stressors of poverty.
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Stupid, easily fixed. Filter by:. A must read This book should be read in every high school in America. Also by Jeff Madrick.Bryan Stevenson. It saddened me when I read how much poro that people in the USA struggles to make ends meet and to support a family. Product Details. I'm also convinced we can do so much more but it will require us to see the commonality in our struggle for the American dream.
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