Another Story Concerning Homeless Children

Last night, “60 Minutes” ran a segment on homeless children.   (A transcript is found at this link.) Of course, the overall concept of homeless children, as well as children suffering from (economic) adversity, is sad and disconcerting.  The video is disturbing. One line from the segment is especially notable: “We all hear about the recovery … Read moreAnother Story Concerning Homeless Children

The Wealth Disparity

In his “60 Minutes” interview of Sunday (which I commented upon in the last post), Ben Bernanke responded to  a question (from Scott Pelley) regarding the wealth disparity: Pelley: The gap between rich and poor in this country has never been greater. In fact, we have the biggest income disparity gap of any industrialized country … Read moreThe Wealth Disparity

Another Story Concerning Homelessness

Here is a story from yesterday’s Chicago Tribune titled, “Homelessness rises, redefining living conditions for schoolchildren.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/chi-homeless-studentsoct28,0,7967162.story As I have previously written: “As I discussed in my September 3 post, I think it is important to have stories and statistics concerning poverty and misfortune published on a more frequent basis. While they are certainly disheartening, … Read moreAnother Story Concerning Homelessness

Homeless Children

I ran across this story about homeless children in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/06/education/06homeless.html As I discussed in my September 3 post, I think it is important to have stories and statistics concerning poverty and misfortune published on a more frequent basis.  While they are certainly disheartening, it is far better to have awareness of the trends and … Read moreHomeless Children

Poverty And The Wealth Disparity

I find it interesting that we constantly see stories concerning the “highest paid” and wealthiest people of society and how much money they are making.  However, when it comes to the other end of the spectrum, how many stories and statistics do we see about such things as those living in poverty, the wealth disparity, … Read morePoverty And The Wealth Disparity