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Making Paternity Leave Pay Business

Making Paternity Leave Pay

By Leigh Hafrey

Will Generation Y be the first to make paternity leave a sound investment for families and businesses, alike?

On Shaky Ground: Haiti, Five Years Later Design

On Shaky Ground: Haiti, Five Years Later

By Paul Fallon

An architect who oversaw construction of an orphanage and a school after the devastating earthquake reflects on the hard truth that, where poverty is pervasive, progress is slow.

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2014: The Year Of Fear Psychology

2014: The Year Of Fear

By Mark Edington

Reflecting on the heaviness of the top news stories of the year, and evaluating a common link between them.

Democrats Cave On Deeply Flawed Spending Bill Politics

Democrats Cave On Deeply Flawed Spending Bill

By Eileen McNamara

The 1,603-page spending bill, crafted behind closed doors and passed on December 11, 2014, will reverse what little progress Democrats have made regulating avaricious bankers and reining in billionaire political contributors.

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Saving Gamblers From Themselves Economy

Saving Gamblers From Themselves

By Renée Loth

If the state really wants to discourage its residents from gambling away their paychecks and attract high-rolling outsiders instead, it might take a lesson from Singapore.

Casinos: A Losing Bet For Massachusetts Election 2014

Casinos: A Losing Bet For Massachusetts

By Donald M. Berwick

We have a chance in our state to invest in a declining industry that will harm our economy, reduce property values, kill more jobs than it adds, lower incomes, injure public safety, reduce net government revenues, increase a major mental health burden and selectively harm the poor. Or, we can stop it.

Untapped Potential: Autistic Adults Family

Untapped Potential: Autistic Adults

By Susan Senator

Cleaning up the shopping carts may not be your dream job, but for guys like my Nat, walking around in the fresh air, putting things away, and not having to talk to people is an ideal way for him to spend his time.

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In Defense Of My Generation Life

In Defense Of My Generation

By Simon Waxman

The media seems enthralled by the narrative that millennials just won’t grow up. But beyond the ever-shifting stereotypes about “kids these days,” there’s not much evidence to suggest the current crop of 20-somethings are all that different from their predecessors.

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Public Naming Rights — And Wrongs MBTA

Public Naming Rights — And Wrongs

By Ed Fouhy

Next stop, SpaghettiO’s station? The cash-strapped MBTA is considering selling naming rights for 11 stations. Not so fast, says Ed Fouhy.

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