Here is a great article in the Boston Globe about social class differences between summer residents and year round residents in the Berkshires. It talks about how hard many people have to work to bring in enough income with the jobs that are available here. It also includes a couple of BCC students. Basically, it looks at what it means to try to work hard in an economic system that provides many low wage seasonal jobs. People are doing what we expect of them (working hard), but the economic system is not providing a living wage for many.
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