I had read an article about workampers years ago and promptly forgotten about them. Nomadland gives extraordinary insight into this community that exists on the margins. "But there is a tradeoff" to this mode of living, one nomad remarks. Frances McDormand and co. do a fantastic job of exploring this bargain this motley crew has struck with capitalism.
As other reviews have pointed out, though, the more radical current of the source material is absent here. "The capitalists don't want…