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Dolly Freed – Living Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money

The following is an excerpt from Possum Living: Living Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money by Dolly Freed (Tin House Books, 2010). Originally published in the late 1970s when Freed was 18 years old, Possum Living is part philosophical treatise, part down-to-earth how-to, and provides a no-nonsense approach on how to beat the system and be self-sufficient — right in suburbia. …

23 Cents an Hour? The Perfectly Legal Slavery Happening in Modern-Day America By Terrell Jermaine Starr

If you thought slavery was outlawed in America, you would be wrong. The 13th amendment to the Constitution states that [3] “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” In plain language, that means slavery in America can still …