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Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream - Barbara Ehrenreich A good follow-up to "Nickeled and Dimed". This time Ehrenreich shows the plight of the recently downsized middle class. She poses as a late middle aged employee with excellent credentials, but recently "let go" from her job, and tries her luck at finding gainful employment. She hooks up with a group of peers in a similar situation, and listens to their trials and tribulations, seeking jobs they are far overqualified for, and dealing with the humiliating experience of continuous rejection. It paints a very bleak picture.