Income inequality

Puerto Ricans struggle to rebuild lives in Mass.

Puerto Ricans struggle to rebuild lives in Mass.

Evacuees face language, culture, economic barriers

ON A CRISP morning in November, Veronica Perez and Limarie Rivera, both self-evacuees from Puerto Rico, borrow a car from Rivera’s cousin and make their way to the New North Citizens’ Council in Springfield. New North is one of nearly two dozen welcome centers around the state designated as a first stop for people coming(...)

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A region coming apart

In this time of attention to growing income inequality in the US, the Boston Sunday Globe layered on a look at an important corollary to the separation of incomes: the growing geographic segregation by income. Reporter David Scharfenberg, using data for Eastern Massachusetts crunched by sociologists Kendra Bischoff at Cornell and Sean Reardon at Stanford,(...)

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What do Hillary Clinton, the Globe’s Pulitzer, and Demi Moore have in common?

Income inequality seems to be a recurring theme in the news today in everything from presidential politics to Pulitzer Prizes to the for-sale sign on Demi Moore’s New York co-op. Let’s start with Hillary Clinton. She headed to New Hampshire to court skeptical liberals who tend to be supporters of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The(...)

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