Poverty & Inequality News

December, 2009
Young heirs seek moral balance between inherited windfalls, social responsibilities
December, 2009
We all like to imagine that there'll be something to stop our fall if we hit hard times.
December, 2009
Some of the state’s highest unemployment rates are found in area communities, where job seekers, career counselors hold out hope for stimulus to kick into gear
December, 2009
THERE is a widespread view, particularly among environmentalists and liberals, that big businesses are environmentally destructive, greedy, evil and driven by short-term profits. I know — because I used to share that... More
December, 2009
Municipal human services departments from Newton to Northborough are trying to keep up with a crush of people facing mental health crises, imminent homelessness, hunger, and the need for heat this winter.
December, 2009
The nation’s employers not only have stopped eliminating large numbers of jobs, but appear to be on the verge of rebuilding the American work force, devastated by the recession.
December, 2009
As the University of California struggles to absorb its sharpest drop in state financing since the Great Depression, every professor, administrator and clerical worker has been put on furlough amounting to an average... More
December, 2009
Growing numbers of noncitizens, including legal immigrants, are held unnecessarily and transferred heedlessly in an expensive immigration detention system that denies many of them basic fairness, a bipartisan study... More
December, 2009
America needs to do a much better job of increasing its college enrollment and graduation rates, especially for less advantaged students.
December, 2009
Education, it seems, does not level the playing field — in fact, it appears to have made it more uneven.

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