Bookkeeping

Bagging your own groceries doesn’t make you a tool of corporate greed

When shopping for groceries, I almost always use the self-checkout line. I confess that I did not consider the broader social and economic implications of my choice until Tom Chamberlain enlightened me. Chamberlain, who is the Oregon president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industry Organizations, announced last week that his organization […]

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Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in young people – The Chart

Mental health problems such as depression account for nearly half of all disabilities among young people aged 10 to 24, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO). The researchers looked at data from 191 countries and estimated the number of healthy years lost due to disability resulting from illness and injury […]

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“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond

[On this week’s Inside The New York Times Book Review podcast, Matthew Desmond discusses “Evicted.”] Lamar, his sons and other teens in their Milwaukee neighborhood sit, playing cards and smoking blunts, when a loud and confident knock on the door could be “a homeowner’s knock or a sheriff’s knock” . Fortunately, it was only Colin, […]

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Artists get acquainted with the second day of the Thriving Roots conference

There are advantages to attending a virtual conference. It’s a lot cheaper, on the one hand. No one cares what you wear for another. But one of the best things about the new Americana Music Association Foundation’s first event, “Thriving Roots: A Virtual Community Music Conference,” is that each session can be viewed as it […]