Tag Archives: economy

‘War on Poverty’ an uphill battle

Lately there has been a lot of fuss about a “war on poverty.” I often find myself wondering about this so-called war. I see homeless people all the time when I drive down Meridian Street, so obviously we aren’t faring too well. However, the government’s fight against soaring poverty rates is something that we should

Pay gap looms over women

Good news: the pay gap between women and men in today’s workforce is the lowest on record. Wait, there is a pay gap? Within the first half of 2010, women earned roughly 81 percent of what men earned, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is the smallest pay gap recorded. Yet,