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Nickel and Dimed

Summary: In her article, "Nickel and Dimed," Barbara Ehrenreich says that "many people earn far less than they need to live on". Yet circumstances such as being a university student, a single parent, or unskilled laborer preclude making a living wage.
Seeing Eye to Eye with Barbara Ehrenreich's article "Nickel and Dimed."

In her article, "Nickel and Dimed," Barbara Ehrenreich says that "many people earn far

less than they need to live on" ( 270.) A good percent of high school graduates move right on to college. They graduate college and then they usually move on to make a good amount of money to live a satisfying life. However, college is not made for everyone, and what would our world be with only professionals? I agree with Ehrenreich that the minimum wage is too low because, while people with open opportunities earn a better future for their families, many like my own, are fighting to get through on a daily basis due to our economy.

Ehrenreich mentions in her article "the Economic Policy Institute recently reviewed dozens of studies of what constitutes a "living wage" and came up with an...

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