Marx and Economic Change

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Unformatted text preview: Marx & Economic Change Afterword & A Question of Power Afterword [Nickel & Dimed] What has changed since the first edition of Nickel & Dimed? Afterword [Nickel & Dimed] The late 1990’s – when Ehrenreich did her experiential research – was a time of economic prosperity. The nature of assistance has changed Student loan availability was cut $12.7 in 2006 More difficult to prove disability More difficult to be eligible for Earned Income Tax Credits More difficult to file for bankruptcy Afterword [Nickel & Dimed] What does she mean when she says, “you don’t have to go off campus to find the working poor?” (233) A Question of Power Low wage workers are the most vulnerable workers with the least power to control their employment conditions. 1973-1993 : real income of the lowest 20% fell 11.7% Late 1990’s : wages increased but did not meet real wages of the late 70’s Recessions of the 2000: have hit them the hardest A Question of Power...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1160 taught by Professor Mauraryan during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State.

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