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From the beet fields of North Dakota to the wilderness campgrounds of California to an Amazon warehouse in Texas, people who once might have kicked back to enjoy their sunset years are hard at work. Underwater on mortgages or finding that Social Security comes up short, they're hitting the road in astonishing numbers, forming a new community of nomads: RV and van-dwelling migrant laborers, or 'workampers.' Building on her groundbreaking Harper's cover story, 'The End of Retirement,' which brought attention to these formerly settled members of the middle class, Jessica Bruder follows one such RVer, Linda, between physically taxing seasonal jobs and reunions of her new van-dweller family, or...read more
One day in the spring of 2013, a box appeared outside a fourth-floor apartment door in Brooklyn, New York. The recipient, who didn't know the sender, only knew she was supposed to bring this box to a friend, who would ferry it to another friend. This was Edward Snowden's box-materials proving that the US government had built a massive surveillance apparatus and used it to spy on its own people-and the friend on the end of this chain was filmmaker Laura Poitras. Thus the biggest national security leak of the digital era was launched via a remarkably analog network, the US Postal Service. This is just one of the odd, ironic details that emerges from the story of how Jessica Bruder and Dale...read more
Ogni giorno in America, il Paese più ricco del mondo, sempre più persone si trovano a dover scegliere tra pagare l'affitto e mettere il cibo in tavola. Di fronte a questo dilemma impossibile, molti decidono di abbandonare la vita sedentaria per mettersi in viaggio. In un mondo in cui basta un ricovero in ospedale al momento sbagliato per mandare in fumo i risparmi di una vita, in cui la previdenza sociale è praticamente inesistente e il peso dei debiti spinge molti alla disperazione, donne e uomini in età da pensione hanno iniziato a migrare da un lato all'altro del Paese attraverso i mezzi di trasporto più vari, tra un lavoro precario e l'altro. Tra loro Linda May: una nonna di 64...read more