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(...)
It’s the overarching issue of our time, so income inequality was certainly deserving of the package of pieces devoted to the topic in yesterday’s Globe Ideas section. There was only one problem with the four stories on the subject: Once you were done reading them all, rather than having a better understanding of how the(...)
We have become accustomed to the drumbeat of bad news about income equality and the sluggish economic recovery since the Great Recession. Stories have documented the seemingly endless ways in which, to borrow from a prominent area pol, the economy seems “rigged” against the middle class, while those at the top reap all the gains.(...)
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,(...)
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(...)
Underpaid workers launch 'Fight for $15'
BOSTON HAS SERVED as a moral beacon for the nation on key social justice issues. We have taken great strides to ensure quality healthcare for all, led the way on legalizing gay marriage, raised the minimum wage, and ensured earned sick time for employees – all with the eyes of the nation upon us. So(...)