She also gave herself some limits on what she was willing to endure. Or if they understood that when there is a lean moment in the economy, their take-home wages could suddenly be curtailed, it might raise some consciousness over this issue.
Good to be with you. Easier credit has been a feature of the last 30 years in America. Brancaccio: Addressing these issues about how so many Americans seem to be living their lives in this situation of near desperation, what are the things that politicians need to be saying to turn this into an even more powerful political issue, where its really on the tips of everybody's tongue?
If I were interviewing for a job at a newspaper, and somebody told me, "Oh, you can take this amount of time off without pay and we won't fire you, but after that? But I don't think work pays anymore.
Brancaccio: Heaven forbid you're not a spring chicken anymore, you find in the workplace The areas of Ehrenreich's novel that she captured good were explaining in clear, vivid, detail of her jobs. As you said, when you have the top three percent of the wealthy change the average income numbers so much that things look good for everybody else, then you're just missing something with those averages and those gross indicators.
They got Obamacare, but if you actually use Obamacare, as somebody on a low-wage job, it's not that great. Which again, it's hard to describe, but it really gets to you.