This land is their land : reports from a divided nation
Title
This land is their land : reports from a divided nation

Author
Ehrenreich, Barbara author.

ISBN
9780805088403

Edition
1st ed.

Publication Information
New York : Metropolitan Books, 2008.

Physical Description
xii, 235 p. ; 22 cm.

Contents
Chasms of inequality. This land is their land -- "Miami Vice": the class analysis -- Home Depot's CEO-size tip -- Going to extremes: CEOs vs. slaves -- Banish the bloated overclass -- The heating bill from hell -- Got grease? -- Class struggle 101 -- Minimum wage rises, sky does not fall -- Could you afford to be poor? -- Desperately seeking stimulus -- Smashing capitalism -- Meanness on the rise. Pension or penitentiary? -- Where the finger's pointing -- The cheapskate warfare state -- Are illegal immigrants the problem? -- The shame game -- The new Cosby kids -- What America owes its "illegals" -- Strangling the middle class. Freshpersons, welcome to debt! -- Party on -- Fastest-growing jobs of '06: are you handy with bedpans and brooms? -- Your local news: Dateline Delhi -- That sinking feeling -- Recession: who cares? -- What's so great about gated communities? --
 
Hell day at work. Circuit City slaughter -- JetBlue's corporate meltdown -- Blood in the chutney -- Workplace bullies -- Big (box) brother -- Invasion of the cheerleaders -- Fake your way to the top! -- Challenging the workplace dictatorship -- Gap kids: new frontiers in child abuse -- Wal-Mart licks its wounds -- French workers refuse to be "Kleenex" -- Declining health. We have seen the enemy, and surrendered -- Gouging the poor -- The high cost of doing without universal health care -- Health care vs. the profit principle -- Children deserve veterinary care too -- Our broken mental health system -- What causes cancer: probably not you -- A society that throws the sick away -- Getting sex straight. Fear of restrooms -- Let them eat wedding cake -- Opportunities in abstinence training -- Owning up to abortion -- How banning gay marriage will destroy the family -- Do women need a Viagra? -- A uterus is not a substitute for a conscience -- Who's wrecking the family? -- Bonfire of the princesses -- False gods. The secret of mass delusion -- Who moved my ability to reason? -- All together now -- The faith factor -- Follies of faith -- Is it safe to go back to church? -- God owes us an apology -- Flee America.

Subject Term
Social problems -- United States.

Geographic Term
United States -- Social conditions.

Summary
Ehrenreich's second work of satirical commentary reflects on one of the cruelest decades in memory--the 2000's--in which she finds a nation scarred by deepening inequality, corroded by distrust, and shamed by its official cruelty.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Book306.0973 EHR11Nonfiction Collection