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Comment on: Mass. residents tell Charlie Baker what they want fixed
Posted 11/09/2014 10:19:58 EST
And Charlie...half a million people in Bristol County are waiting for a chance to share the Bahlkes' frustration with commuter rail so they can take advantage of the jobs in the Boston area, too.
Comment on: Itâs Labor Day, but thereâs little for labor to celebrate - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/29/2014 01:00:55 EDT
Thanks for the fairness and truth in this piece. Unions continue to be the only countervailing power resisting the conversion of the US to 'banana republic' status.
Comment on: Education isnât enough for a just recovery - Columns - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/13/2014 07:50:26 EDT
The best detergent for this mess is the labor movement.
Comment on: Not so golden: Wealth gap lasting into retirement - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/05/2014 06:56:31 EDT
A good first step would be to expand Social Security.
Comment on: Taking care of your trust fund - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/28/2014 09:39:52 EDT
Good balance in this piece. Rare when there is so much 1% hysteria about "austerity", or why we must take money from poor, elderly widows.
Comment on: The real reason for income inequality - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/22/2014 09:40:07 EDT
Greater inequality is directly related to lower union density.
Comment on: Whatâs the matter with wages? - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/16/2014 04:57:12 EDT
Union density and the middle class share of aggregate income are directly related.
Comment on: Walsh no fan of deal with Red SoxYawkey Way, Lansdowne Streets - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/11/2014 07:51:45 EDT
The Pioneer Institute is not simply a "policy think tank". It is a "right wing think tank".
Comment on: Commuter rail generating not-so-smart growth - Letters - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/09/2014 08:01:35 EDT
But...the vast and underutilized economic potential of Gateway Cities New Bedford and Fall River will never be realized without a real connection to the Metro Boston region.
Comment on: Scrap the casino idea â Boston is booming - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/26/2014 06:18:44 EDT
Another example of Boston-centric thinking! And why Western and Southeastern Massachusetts can be so alienated from the crowd In the capital city!
Comment on: Massachusetts House approves convention center expansion plan - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/29/2014 06:53:37 EDT
Wrong about the Pioneer Institute. It is a right wing "stink tank" masquerading as a "nonpartisan research organization". To imply the latter is to be inaccurate and taints the impartiality of the pie more »
Comment on: Mass. pension plan ranked worst in US, study finds - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/02/2014 07:28:02 EDT
Wall Street under cover: overstate the problem; croc tears for younger workers; scoop pension funds for rip-off 401(k)s. more »
Comment on: Minimum wage vs. EITC: End the âeither-orâ thinking - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/02/2014 06:55:06 EDT
The best antibiotic for inequality: a union card.
Comment on: Yuenglingâs impact being felt in Mass. - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/02/2014 06:21:03 EDT
Smashed a union in PA.
Comment on: Raise earnings, but go beyond the minumum wage to do it - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/23/2014 12:18:20 EDT
The best antibiotic for inequality is a union card.
Comment on: $80 million for 6 weeks for cable chief - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/21/2014 07:00:20 EDT
I'm so glad my cable company (Comcast), which I love, was able to help out this deserving man! I can only hope that the cost of my 'bundle' with the "Big C" helped contribute to this wonderful and ju more »
Comment on: The ways to a longer school day - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/07/2014 06:52:00 EST
Sounds like a good model for Globe columnists, too. How about $10 per column for the last 3 months of the year? Might be a slightly excessive price for some columns, though.
Comment on: Cleaning company ordered to pay $1 million in back wages - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/07/2014 06:41:38 EST
Just one more skirmish in the war over inequality. More important to know are the willingly oblivious hotel owners.
Comment on: Report urges MBTA to replace pension board and raise retirement age for workers to save more than $1 billion - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/06/2014 06:50:12 EST
The Pioneer Institute is not a "think tank". It is a "right wing, corporate backed Think Tank". Please be careful with your terminology.
Comment on: State mulls big staffing changes at 2 failing Boston schools - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/26/2014 09:26:14 EST
This would be funny if it wasn't such a tragedy for the teachers...and the kids.
Comment on: Should business have a conscience? - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/08/2013 09:05:25 EST
We better prepare ourselves for the following headline: "Business owners claim religious objection to cancer treatment."
Comment on: Bank tabulated business linked to China hiring - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/08/2013 08:55:46 EST
Just a healthy American practice, exported to China!
Comment on: MBTA sees record ridership in the month of October - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/02/2013 08:30:39 EST
Too bad the expensive investment in the Old Colony line isn't put to use on the weekends like some others. Even during the holidays, really?
Comment on: When Democrats could block appointees, they bent to GOP will - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/26/2013 06:47:25 EST
Comment on: Social Security raise to be among lowest in years - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/14/2013 08:08:43 EDT
This would have been a great story to connect to the Bowles-Simpson, Republican, and Obama plan to change the formula for this mechanism so that increases would be smaller in the future. Sunshine woul more »
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