A tight labor market is a terrible thing to waste

The question of who gets to share in our city’s prosperity is the pressing question of our time. While Boston is enjoying a remarkable resurgence from the Great Recession, it is clear that this prosperity has not been widely shared. By one estimate, we have the highest rate of income inequality in America.

In the face of this challenge, we must make smart investments in programs that connect our residents to the labor force. This is not just a social justice issue, it’s also an economic imperative.