NotedNews: “Turning Poverty into a Crime”

Excellent and necessary article by the author of NICKEL AND DIMED.

A brief excerpt:

“The most shocking thing I learned from my research on the fate of the working poor in the recession was the extent to which poverty has indeed been criminalized in America.

“Perhaps the constant suspicions of drug use and theft that I encountered in low-wage workplaces should have alerted me to the fact that, when you leave the relative safety of the middle class, you might as well have given up your citizenship and taken residence in a hostile nation.”

Follow the link to the article at Salon.

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