Answer the following questions in a 5-7 page paper using these books Ehrenreich, Barbara (2001). Nickled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America.
Greider, William (2003). The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economic
Ehrenreich brings up many problems that the low-wage job system creates. These include everything from violations of labor laws, to workersâ€™ inability to afford decent housing, from exploitation of foreign workers in sweatshops to loss of self-esteem in low wage workers. Make a comprehensive, numbered list of these problems from your reading and briefly describe the critical details of each one. What is the extent of the problem, does Ehrenreich tell us where she gets the evidence for it? (Example: the problem is the cost of housing as compared to wages? When was it calculated and by whom?) Put an asterisk in front of every item on your list that you or someone you know has personally experienced.
Why does Greider say that the American workplace is characterized by â€œMaster Servantâ€ relationships? List and describe all the reasons he gives to support his claim.