[from Nicole Rivera] a couple of stimulating links

Nicole suggested that I post links to a) an HBO documentary about surviving on low-wage work  and b) a clip from the Daily Show that skewers “American exceptionalism” in ways you have to see to believe.  The HBO documentary is especially close in spirit and theme to Barbara Ehrenreich’s NICKEL AND DIMED, which we’ll read later this term.  LATER NOTE: I finally watched “Paycheck to Paycheck,” the HBO film Nicole recommended, and it’s really good and very close in spirit and argument to Ehrenreich’s work.  So if you can possibly get access to (ahem) HBO, check it out.

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