Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of thirteen books, including the New York Times bestseller Nickel and Dimed. A frequent contributor to the New York Times, Harpers, and the Progressive, she is a contributing writer to Time magazine. She lives in Florida.
Recent findings shed new light on the increasingly unequal terrain of American society. The new "top" involves pay in the hundreds of millions, a private jet and a few acres of Nantucket. The new bottom is slavery.
Home Depot salesclerks get about $8-$10 an hour for lifting heavy objects and running around the floor all day with no tips while its departed CEO got $210 million bonus for sinking the value of the company's stock.