Friday, June 15, 2007

Barbara Ehrenreich: On Immigrants and Other Low-Status Workers

Barbara Ehrenreich | They Came Here to Work
(From The Nation, via TruthOut.Org)

"Rush Limbaugh has been expecting liberals to start 'whining' about the $5,000 fine undocumented immigrants will have to pay to gain citizenship under the new immigration bill, but most liberals have been too busy chortling about the immigration-induced split in the GOP to make their own case against the bill. So let a mighty whine rise over the land: Undocumented workers shouldn't be fined; they should get a hefty bonus!"

Read her, and at the same time LISTEN to this presentation from the NPR program, Human Kind, drawn from her research and experiences writing "Nickled & Dimed." She's very persuasive, especially on the "totalitarian aspects' of the low-wage work-place.

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