“There is a strange and abiding prestige, a strange and abiding cultural juice that comes from being a writer. Having seen the reality of it, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.”
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The Republican-controlled Senate refused Wednesday to raise the minimum wage, rejecting an election-year proposal from Democrats for the first increase in nearly a decade.
“The rich know almost nothing about the poor. They don’t clean their houses. Whereas the poor can turn on TV, not only house cleaners, and see how the rich live. And if you are a house cleaner you know exactly how individual rich people live.”
Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of several intelligent books and countless articles covering important social issues from poverty to feminism. A wealth of links to her work is available here.