The Working Poor
... Working Poor Introduction The culture of our fathers has ingrained in us the timeless lesson that as long as one works, he will not go hungry. The road to prosperity is good, hard work; so is the road to success, the road to fame, the road to self-sufficiency.
This generation has proven, however, that for many, daily toil is actually the road to nowhere, because after decades of hard work, they find themselves in exactly the same place, if not worse off, than before. The lower, and increasingly the middle, economic classes, are experiencing material hardship they previously did not use to, and more and more circumstances point to a system of inequality propagated in our so-called democracy.