World: Poland: A Three-Class Society

The government pretends to pay, the workers pretend to work He is a typical Polish worker. Call him

Jan. He lives with his wife Ewa and

two children in a gray high-rise apartment complex at Ursynow, a suburb south of Warsaw. The flat has three rooms and a bath, which is often out of order because of faulty workmanship. Jan and his wife had to wait ten years to get the apartment. Most days Ewa rises first, before dawn, in order to catch a bus into downtown Warsaw and be in line at the...

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