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Unformatted text preview: 3-11-08ISS NotesBook DiscussionAssignment will be posted on Thursday!The author, Ehrenreich, took on this assignment because she wanted to know what living life on minimum wage was like.She wanted to figure out how a single woman could support a family living on $6-$7 per/hourTook place in Key West, Florida. She could not live there because it was too expensiveShe had to travel at least 45 minutes to her job because living was too expensive near any job she could takeShe could find jobs like waitressing but none of those jobs interested her, yet she had to take themFriends where she was working couldnt make a deposit so they ending up paying more and had to move to a motel, which cost about $40-$60 per daySome of her friends lived in cars or had multiple roommatesP.25-p.26 shows good examplesWhat role does the government play?P.170 * Housing and moreIn many situations for her she couldnt get a job because she didnt have a house and vice versa...
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