Fall 2011/The American Dream Special Issue

Fall 2011/The American Dream Special Issue

A have and have-not world

A have and have-not world

Is it fair that 1 percent of the state's population pockets 22 percent of its income?

carol meyrowitz started her climb up the corporate ladder at Fram­ing­ham-based TJX Corp. in 1983. Today, nearly 30 years later, she runs a $22 billion retailing giant whose off-price strategy seems to work well in good—and bad —economic times. Over the last three years, despite the Great Reces­sion, the company’s sales have risen 10 percent,(...)

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The lost decade

The lost decade

Since 2000, the American Dream has been on hold in Massachusetts

the past decade in both the United States and Massachusetts has been referred to as a “Lost De­cade” for the economy and especially its workers. Nationally, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita grew by only 7 percent, the only decade in the past 80 years, including the 1930s De­pres­sion decade, in which the nation(...)

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