710, 2015

Why have a free ebook version?

By |October 7th, 2015|Categories: Knowing Together Growing Together|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Probably like many academic authors, we were initially concerned that open access might be viewed by others as meaning low quality – after all, if it was really good, why would it be “free”?

However, we […]

510, 2015

Maps We Like: Gini Index by U.S. County

By |October 5th, 2015|Categories: Maps We Like|0 Comments

I recently across this map showing the Gini index by U.S. county, 2006-2010. I suppose one could squint hard at the image below to find your area. But I’d suggest downloading a large version over […]

3009, 2015

What We’re Reading: IMF study says declines in union density & minimum wages linked to higher inequality

By |September 30th, 2015|Categories: What We're Reading|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

IMF finds that eroding unionization & slipping min wage => inequality. The IMF? What is world coming to? Its senses? http://t.co/Ic70EpZXcN

— Dr. Manuel Pastor (@Prof_MPastor) July 24, 2015

1809, 2015

Campaign seeks to push Seattle minimum wage to $15

By |September 18th, 2015|Categories: In the News|Tags: |0 Comments

Washington has the highest minimum wage in America, at $9.19 an hour, but that’s not enough – now, a Seattle campaign is pushing to make it $15. An U.S. Chamber of Commerce study says that […]

1809, 2015

Forum will discuss raising local minimum wage

By |September 18th, 2015|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

Chris Benner was invited to participate in a forum to spark a community conversation about the economic ramfications of increasing the minimum wage. This forum, sponsored by the Progressive Women of Napa Valley, is necessary […]

1809, 2015

Guest commentary: Bay Area is not meeting its affordable housing needs

By |September 18th, 2015|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

In this coauthored article, Chris Benner talks about the affordable housing crisis that has the Bay Area in its grips now. U.S. Bureau data shows that the Bay Area is providing enough affordable housing for […]