Nickel and Dimed (2011 Version): On Turning Poverty into an American Crime

Barbara Ehrenreich writes a new afterword for her famous book, reprinted on “The most shocking thing I learned from my research on the fate of the working poor in the recession was the extent to which poverty has indeed been criminalized in America. . . . In defiance of all reason and compassion, the criminalization of poverty has actually intensified as the weakened economy generates ever more poverty.”