PBS Newshour: The Rundown – The day Reagan’s labor secretary admitted he was wrong about inequality


Barry Bluestone talks to PBS Newshour about how increasing inequality is directly linked to higher unemployment, a theory that he and a past colleague began promoting in the late 80′s.

The Millbank Quarterly – Medical Home Implementation: A Sensemaking Taxonomy of Hard and Soft Best Practices


Tim Hoff, Assoc. Prof. of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy, published an article on PCMH care models in the #1 ranked health policy and health services research journal.

Worcester Business Journal – Federal Shutdown Drops Mass. Business Confidence


Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on survey results concerning confidence in Massachusetts’ business climate.

USA Today – Nevada school shooting shows limits of security: Column

Nevada School Shooting

James Alan Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, weighs in on the recent school shooting in Nevada.

Labor disputes land like 1-2 punch in Boston mayor’s race


…But Northeastern University economist Barry Bluestone, who worked his way through college on a Ford assembly line and whose father was a United Auto Workers vice president, pointed out that many workers today are not in unions. Headlines about a wildcat bus driver strike or substantial pay increases can undercut public support for labor.

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