strives for the type of nuanced examination television talking heads flee from behind shouts of "Class warfare!" and "Socialism!" and righteous claims about personal responsibility. As if the married, working mother Deborah Frias, one of several characters interspersed among charts, graphs, and historical considerations, is living it up instead of stashing whatever little money there is after rent, utilities, groceries, school supplies, car insurance, and physicians' bills into a savings account or a fund to pay for her daughter's future college education. After her monthly expenses total up-just over $3,000-she's left with about $100 in her checking account.