September 10, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | September 10, 2014 12:03pm
August 29, 2014
by Leo Canty and James Hughes | August 29, 2014 8:00am
For more than 100 years workers and their unions have designated a day to parade and celebrate labor, working people, the jobs they do and advances they have made. Over that time, the nature of that work has transformed dramatically from farms and factories to offices and cubicles.
Those changes were hard on many as they fell by the wayside in the struggle to keep up with the need to improve skills and fit into the next level. But as hard as it was for some, the transition we will all soon face will be much faster and wilder and more difficult to keep up with than most will ever imagine.
Tags: Labor Day, ethics, jobaggedon, automation, Technology, jobs, Leo Canty, James Hughes Ph.D, dh
August 15, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | August 15, 2014 9:00am
The primary is over, and the main event has begun at last! Unfortunately, it’s a rerun from 2010: Tom Foley will be facing Dan Malloy during a year where the economy is lousy and everyone’s miserable.
But before we bid the primary goodbye, let’s take a look at some of what we learned:
August 8, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | August 8, 2014 11:00am
July 28, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | July 28, 2014 1:01pm
April 15, 2014
by Wade Gibson | April 15, 2014 5:30am
Everyone loves to hate taxes. Too high. Too low. Too complicated. The reason for this is simple: our tendency to focus only on what we pay, not how we benefit. What if you considered the cost of your home without considering all the benefits a home brings? Shelter, security, comfort, memories, and more. You might end up hating your home, too. But we love our homes, accepting the costs of homeownership knowing that the benefits far outweigh them.
April 14, 2014
by Wendell Potter | April 14, 2014 12:40pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — During the year leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries, my insurance industry colleagues and I were working hard to influence the debate on health care reform.
Tags: ealthcare reform in the United States, Health, Health insurance, Social Issues, Government, Health economics, Medicine, United States National Health Care Act, Medicare, Health and Medical and Pharma, Healthcare reform, Healthcare in Canada, Single-payer health care, Publicly funded health care
March 13, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | March 13, 2014 9:09pm
On March 19, the Department of Children and Families will be opening a 12-bed, locked treatment facility in Middletown for some of the most at-risk girls in the system. Questions remain, however, as to whether it’s a needed addition to the state’s treatment network, or just a symptom of a broken system.
March 7, 2014
by Doug Hardy | March 7, 2014 3:18pm
It’s no secret these days that the news industry — which plays an absolutely crucial role in our democratic process at every level — has been badly disrupted. The cause of this is not only the rise of the Internet and the resulting destruction of print’s monopoly on distribution.
February 2, 2014
by Dan Tapper | February 2, 2014 12:14am
Two weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman dominated news coverage following his “rant heard ‘round the world” to Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews after his team won the NFC Football Championship over the San Francisco 49ers. His team was headed to the Super Bowl, but the focus was on Sherman, and for all the wrong reasons – he was cast in the public light as an ungracious, unhinged villain.