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Barbara Ehrenreichs experiment into the world of low-class American citizens enlightens me on a situation that is far to common in todays society I found it interesting that a woman could be so ignorant of her own success and money that she would have the luxury of diving into the world of poverty by choice Unfortunately those who belong to that social class do not choose poverty It is oftentimes the result of lack of education laziness or bad circumstances To give an overall opinion on the book I would have to say that I was disappointed in the entire experiment from the beginning I just dont believe that Ms Ehrenreich has any clue as to what poor people in America truly deal with on a day-to-day basis There are several reasons as to why I believe that Barbara Ehrenreichs experiment is flawed The first is the presence of a second alternative If she began to feel overwhelmed by either the lack of money job-related stresses or a combination of several hardships Barbara had the life of luxury to fall back on So many times the constant worry about where the next meal is going to come from or where will my family be able to sleep tonight pushes the poor to the ultimate edge Suicidal tendencies are frequent occurrences amongst the lower class in the United States Due to her circumstances outside of the experiment Barbara never dealt with those psychological tremors The second thing that was not involved in the experiment was lack of family During Barbaras experiment she was only concerned with her well-being This is not the case for the majority of lower class citizens For example it is much more difficult for a single mother to make sure that her children are getting to school doing their homework behaving in school eating healthy and not to mention safe while she works several jobs to keep a roof over
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