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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
A recent study finds that location matters when it comes to income mobility. The odds of moving up to a higher income level are low in cities like Atlanta and Charlotte and much higher in New York and Boston. If you grew up poor and made it to the middle class, tell us your story. Comment here or call us at 212-433-9692.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School, adviser to Bush I and II, and co-author with Tim Kane, of Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America (Simon & Schuster, 2013), says economic imbalance led to the downfall of past empires and warns that a similar fate is in store for the U.S. if the political stalemate over budget deficits and entitlements continues.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Protesters affiliated with Occupy Boston, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, are outraged after police arrested over 100 people early Tuesday morning. Boston city officials have defended the raid, saying protesters were warned, but Occupy Boston contends that the police "made no distinction between protesters, medics, or legal observers." Among the protesters was Nadeem Mazen. A graduate of MIT and an owner of two small businesses, Mazen rejects the narrative that the protesters are "anti-capitalist." Among the issues he's protesting is the lack of liquidity available to small businesses after American taxpayers bailed out the banks.