Ken Eisold: All work, but no money

6th April 2011

A new report that measures economic security notes: "many of the jobs being added in retail, hospitality and home health care, to name a few categories, are unlikely to pay enough for workers to cover the cost of fundamentals like housing, utilities, food, health care, transportation and, in the case of working parents, child care."

The official statistics actually function as a kind of camouflage, allowing us to believe that the plight of workers is improving, while the gap between the rich and poor continues to grow.

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