Analysis Of Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

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In a capitalist world, there are many opportunities to succeed, but an individual must be willing to work hard in order to ascend the social ladder. In Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, she undergoes an experiment to see whether or not the average low-wage worker can get by in America. Ehrenreich claims that based on the wages that the low wage worker receives, he/she can not really get by and thus they don’t really have a way to get up out of poverty. However, the working poor do in fact have an opportunities to succeed, such as working up the corporate ladder from the bottom and saving money to build wealth, making Ehrenreich’s argument invalid. Firstly, anyone has an opportunity to become successful in America, it all
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