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Enrollment reversal

A continued decline in the college enrollment rate of new high school graduates would not be something to ignore.

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A fiasco foretold

Learning from the Medley Centre debacle surely could help prevent future fiascos.

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Who’s bored now?

The economy continues to add jobs, but the labor force participation rate remains unusually low.

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Will this chance be wasted?

Ten years down the road, how the nation’s fiscal picture looks will largely be the result of actions taken now.

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Wealth migration

New York continues to give some of its wealthiest residents too many reasons to leave.

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The right direction

The budget worked out by the governor and legislative leaders contains a number of important reductions and reforms that will provide relief to businesses and individual taxpayers.

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How he played the game

Let’s hope those who control the team’s fate will approach that responsibility by asking, “What would Ralph do?”

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Measuring inequality

Rochester is not a city where the paramount problem is the outsize incomes of a wealthy few. Rather, growth in jobs is the surest route to reducing poverty and income inequality.

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The degree dilemma

It’s not clear what can be done about the underemployment of many college graduates.

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The renters’ burden

Rent affordability affects not only low-income urban households but also recent college graduates at first jobs.

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The $10.10 equation

There’s a better way than the minimum wage to help boost lower-income households.

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The Ferraro legacy

Thomas Ferraro, who died this week, had a passion for pursuing innovative solutions to the problems of poverty and hunger.

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The human factor

It is right to point the finger at government for high taxes and burdensome regulations, but if there’s a shortage of qualified job applicants, responsibility for that will be much broader.

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