Small boosts in family income helps kids a lot

This paperĀ (and thanks, Kimberley, for sending it) from the National Bureau of Economic Research says a little boost in family income has an amazing effect on children in that family. That’s especially true for children facing behavioral or mental health challenges. You can read more here.

Seattle’s approach to economic inequality

My Sunday Times contained this, a story about how the city of Seattle has started pricing transit fares based on riders’ income. The move is part of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray‘s approach to inequality in general. From his first state-of-the-city address, given in February: “We stand at a crossroads. We can follow the example of …