Take her recent entry, The Suicide Solution, where she comments on the recent Housing Bill, connecting it with a foreclosure victim who committed suicide, and a quick retrospective on responses to similar foreclosure conditions in the 1890s and 1930s and ultimately a call to action:
Dry your eyes, already: Death is an effective remedy for debt, along with anything else that may be bothering you too. And try to think of it too from a lofty, corner-office, perspective: If you can’t pay your debts or afford to play your role as a consumer, and if, in additionlike an ever-rising number of Americansyou’re no longer needed at the workplace, then there’s no further point to your existence. I’m not saying that the creditors, the bankers and the mortgage companies actually want you dead, but in a culture where one’s credit rating is routinely held up as a three-digit measure of personal self-worth, the correct response to insoluble debt is in fact, Just shoot me!Anyway, it is truly always a pleasure to encounter a new book by Barbara Eherenreich and to see that her heart is in the right place; this, her 16th, has the following dedication:
To all the under-celebrated people who make books possible and availableeditorial assistants, copy editors, proofreaders, publicists, print industry workers, truck drivers, and bookstore workers.