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  1. ON (Not) Getting by in America Nickel and Dimed

  2. Ehrenreich vs. Shepard Nickel and Dimed Scratch Beginnings Direct rebuttal to Bab’sbook Says that her work was flawed from the beginning because it was biased Only tried to see if the American Dream was possible Argues that raising minimum wage will not help • Investigates welfare reform • Shows how people in low wage jobs aren’t just “unskilled laborers” • Says that it is “we” (upper class as well as middle class) who benefit from these workers • Ultimately concludes it is impossible to make it in America

  3. Discussion questons • Do you believe there should be welfare? Should there be changes to the current system? • What do you believe about the American Dream? Does it still exist? If it does, how can it be achieved?

  4. Would you want to?