News About Inequality - October 2007
'Hello, India? I Need Help With My Math'
- The New York Times, October 31, 2007
In a new wave of global outsourcing, personal chores are moving offshore, and this is leading to some daunting challenges, both economic and cultural.
'For Women, Greater Obstacles to Retirement'
'Will the Bottom Billion Ever Catch Up?'
- The Washington Post, October 21, 2007
But globalization is not working for the bottom billion. Their incomes have been virtually stagnant. From 1960 to 2000, the new third world experienced no growth at all.
'Lifers as Teenagers, Now Seeking Second Chance'
- The New York Times, October 17, 2007
In December, the United Nations took up a resolution calling for the abolition of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for children and young teenagers. The vote was 185 to 1, with the United States the lone dissenter.
'Uninsured? You're Not Alone.'
- The Washington Post, October 16, 2007
Barbra Lancelot has a master's in education and a long career working with special-needs children. Until recently, she also had a good health insurance plan and prescription drug coverage, provided by her employer. But late last year, the 58-year-old College Park resident lost her job.
'Low-Paid Means At Risk in Retirement'
- The Washington Post, October 14, 2007
VICKIE ELISA was ready to jump at the offer of a consulting position - and a $40,000 raise - in Washington six years ago. But a benefits expert whom she worked with at the DeKalb County Board of Health in Atlanta stopped her short. The new job had no pension plan, the expert pointed out.
'Schools as Scapegoats'
'Tough Fight for Disabled'
'Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight'
- New York Times, October 9, 2007
Elderly gay people like Ms. Donadello, living in nursing homes or assisted-living centers or receiving home care, increasingly report that they have been disrespected, shunned or mistreated in ways that range from hurtful to deadly, even leading some to commit suicide.