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Moving Working Families Forward

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Brooklyn College economics professor Robert Cherry discusses his new book, Moving Working Families Forward: Third Way Policies That Can Work.

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Comments [5]

Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

The answer is a living wage. THAT'S the answer. Most of the problem solved.

Oct. 04 2011 11:03 AM
RJ from prospect hts

He hasn't noticed that information technology has gone overseas too? He's just asking high-tech women to compete with men for Indian jobs.

The idea of allowing childcare, teaching, health care jobs--which can't be moved overseas--to continue being underpaid, while encouraging women into jobs that do is a nonfunctional idea. It's fantastical (as in "fantasy") to *not* ask for these women's jobs to be paid living wages with improved (for men too) paid family leave circumstances.

Oct. 04 2011 11:02 AM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

Who the heck was this guy? I didn't hear any new ideas!

Government has been in the public housing debacle; it's called the Projects, places that are not safe, run efficiently or even good-looking.

Crappy segment.

Oct. 04 2011 11:01 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Yes, getting more women to compete with men in the workforce is a great help to families.! It's really helped a lot over the last 40 years! And now we need more child care workers to take care of the few children left behind! Great ideas,. Brilliant!

Oct. 04 2011 10:59 AM
Brenda from NYC

For clarity purposes: Is "working families" the new term for "working class?"

Thank you

Oct. 04 2011 10:56 AM

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