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This is what inequality looks like

As much as the New York Times drives us crazy, occasionally they do some good reporting. Today the Times compared a rich school district with a poor school district, and explained what state budget cuts meant to each.

In the case of the poor school district, near catastrophe. In the case of the rich school district, practically no impact at all.

In Ilion, the poor school district in upstate New York,

Nice to have someone on our side at the Labor Department

Obama's Labor Department wants companies to comply with wage, job safety and equal employment laws. The New York Times' Steve Greenhouse has the story:

In a move that will affect most American corporations, the Labor Department
plans to require companies to prepare and adopt compliance plans aimed at
ensuring they do not violate wage, job safety and equal employment laws. Read the whole thing
here.

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