Daily Archives: July 16, 2014

What Poverty Really Looks Like

(1) “When You’re Poor, Money Is Expensive” But by other important measures, it’s awfully expensive to be poor. As Barbara Ehrenreich wrote in her book Nickel and Dimed, many entry-level jobs pay next to nothing with unpredictable schedules. This makes savings, second jobs, affordable loans, and child care all but impossible to arrange. Inescapable poverty changes the way we…

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