Oct. 2017 - $2.00 A Day

10/11/2017 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the #AgBookClub chat this week? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week!

Week 2 of $2.00 A Day covered page 35-92, which was a deep dive into circumstances for the working and housing-unstable poor, from why someone at risk of extreme poverty might hop from job to job to what can precipitate a similar series of shake-ups to their living situations.

Below are several responses that we thought summed up the chat well, covered themes, or contained thought-provoking questions or comments (limited to 140 characters, of course).

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section of this post or on Twitter (clicking the date at the bottom of each tweet will take you directly to that tweet on Twitter’s website). You can see the full conversation by searching “#AgBookClub” on Twitter.


Q1: What’s one thing that’s surprised you in this selection? Any key takeaways you’d like to share?

Q2: What have you liked (or disliked) so far about this section? The book in general?

Q3: How does rural $2-a-day poverty compare to urban $2-a-day poverty? Who has it better?

Q4: How would you describe someone living on $2 a day? How would they describe themselves?

Q5: In your opinion, how many $/hour is a living wage? What did you factor into that?

Q6: What’s your version of the American Dream?

We’ll continue discussing our October read, $2.00 A Day on October 18, covering Chapter 4, pages 93-128.

The #AgBookClub Twitter chat takes place Wednesdays at 8pm CT.

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