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It is expensive to be poor

Fantastic ‪#‎longread‬ from Barbara Ehrenreich, writing in The Atlantic:

"It’s time to revive the notion of a collective national responsibility to the poorest among us, who are disproportionately women and especially women of color. Until that happens, we need to wake up to the fact that the underpaid women who clean our homes and offices, prepare and serve our meals, and care for our elderly—earning wages that do not provide enough to live on—are the true philanthropists of our society."

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