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The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy

Dodson, Lisa

Editore: The New Press, 2009
ISBN 10: 1595584722 / ISBN 13: 9781595584724
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Titolo: The Moral Underground: How Ordinary ...

Casa editrice: The New Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2009

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Riassunto: I pad their paychecks because you can't live on what they make.

Here is a book that tells the real story of the countless unsung heroes who bend or break the rules to help those millions of Americans with impossible schedules, paychecks, and lives. Whether it is a nurse choosing to treat an uninsured child, a supervisor deciding to overlook infractions, or a restaurant manager sneaking food to a worker's children, middle-class Americans are secretly refusing to be complicit in a fundamentally unfair system that puts a decent life beyond the reach of the working poor.

In a national tale of a kind of economic disobedience--told in whispers to Lisa Dodson over the course of eight years of research across the country--hundreds of supervisors, teachers, and health care professionals describe intentional acts of defiance that together tell the story of a quiet revolt, of a moral underground that has grown in response to an immoral economy.

A hugely important book, as hopeful as it is searing and with profound implications, The Moral Underground combines narratives and social research to document a whole new phenomenon--people reaching across America's economic fault line--and provides a missing national account of the human consequences and lives behind the business-page headlines.


Called a ?fascinating exploration of economic civil disobedience? by Publishers Weekly, Lisa Dodson?s stunning book The Moral Underground features stories of middle-class managers and professionals who refuse to be complicit in an economy that puts a decent life beyond the reach of the working poor. Whether it?s a nurse choosing to treat an uninsured child, a supervisor padding a paycheck, or a restaurant manager sneaking food to a worker?s children, these unsung heroes reach across the economic fault line to restore a sense of justice to the working world.

This vivid account of working-class America is based on Dodson?s eight years of research and conversations with hundreds of Americans about the need to create ethical alternatives to rules that ignore the humanity of working parents and put their children and risk.

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