TEMPLATE: Barbara Ehrenreich began Title with the goal of ___________________. Along the way, ___
_______________________ happened, perhaps calling into question _____________________________. Still, she her investigation brings several issues to the surface. Among those issues is ______, which she depicts as "quote" (#). Ehrenreich may have/does not have a valid point here if one considers __________.
"When you enter the low-wage workplace--and many of the medium-wage workplaces as well--you check your civil liberties at the door, leave America and all it supposedly stands for behind,..." (210).
"We can hardly pride ourselves on being the world's preeminent democracy, after all, if large numbers of citizens spend half their waking hours in what amounts, in plain terms, to a dictatorship" (210).
"If you are constantly reminded of your lowly position in the social hierarchy, whether by individual managers or by a plethora of impersonal rules, you begin to accept that unfortunate status" (210).
"My guess is that the indignities imposed on so many low-wage workers--the drug tests, the constant surveillance, being 'reamed out' by managers--are part of what keeps wages low" (211).
"There seems to be a vicious cycle at work here, making ours not just an economy but a culture of extreme equality" (212).