News About Inequality - August 2008
'At Harvard, Blacks Perceive Culture of Prejudice'
'The Bottom 1.4 Billion'
'Paying for College'
'Accessible Homes? Not Really, Say Disabled Residents'
- The New York Times, August 24, 2008
Her status - and that of thousands of others - took the spotlight last week with the news that developers and landlords in New York City - potentially facing lawsuits from the federal government - may have to spend tens of millions of dollars to renovate more than 100,000 apartments built since 1991 to comply with federal housing laws barring discrimination against tenants who use wheelchairs.
'A Free-Market-Loving, Big-Spending, Fiscally Conservative Wealth Redistributionist'
- The New York Times, August 20, 2008
As Barack Obama prepares to accept the Democratic nomination this week, it is clear that the economic policies of the next president are going to be hugely important.
'The Social Network as a Career Safety Net'
- The New York Times, August 13, 2008
IF you have avoided social-networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook with the excuse that they are the domain of desperate job hunters or attention-seeking teenagers, it's time to reconsider.
'Hovering Above Poverty, Grasping for Middle Class'
- The Washington Post, August 3, 2008
Low-wage workers in the United States are gripped by increasing financial insecurity as they inch along an economic tightrope made riskier by pervasive job losses and rising prices.