Rachel Sherman, an academic, had confidential conversations with rich people about their money and their lives. She wrote a book about what they said, and this article about why it matters.
The New York Times looks at a janitor at Kodak in 1987 and compares it to the same job at Apple in 2017.
Wages in the two jobs are similar after adjusting for inflation, but the differences in benefits and opportunities go a long way toward explaining how and why inequality has become entrenched.
A Daily Show writer in the NY Times describes her upbringing in a union home.
Jared Bernstein, a fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, has an op-ed in today’s NY Times, about progressive policies that are becoming topics for mainstream discussion, which is a topic near to our heart here at RI. You can read it here.
Les Leopold was on Eldridge & Co. on December 16, 2016.