by Debby Irving
“Data is like a Rorschach test.” Brandeis University’s Tom Shapiro said this to me when I confessed to him how I would have once interpreted the below data.
US Racial Wealth Gap: Average Household Wealth White $ 656,000 Latino $ 98,000 Black $ 85,000 (2013 Institute for Policy Studies)
by Amanda Muntz
2008: I was 10. I looked away from the television, where Fox News was broadcasting the election results. My father shook his head in disbelief.
“Well, that’s it, folks. Barack Obama has just been elected the 44th president of the United States of America.”
My father, who prides himself on being a […]
by Patrick Flaherty
The Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut recently released population projections for Connecticut and its towns through 20401. The projections suggest a slowing of population growth but do not show an exodus of young people from Connecticut. Declines in the younger population groups are driven by a low […]
by William J. Roberts, Catherine F. Intravia and Benjamin FrazziniKendrick
The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing last month on the use of computer algorithms and their impact on consumers. This was the latest in a series of recent efforts by a variety of organizations to explore […]
by Valerie Dugan
The so-called Golden Years are upon you, and along with the bittersweet knowledge that you no longer have to commute and toil on a regular schedule, there also are decisions to be made about how and where to retire, and what that means financially.
You have plenty of options regarding your future […]
by Christopher Hoffman
Being from Connecticut is like being from Canada: nobody cares. The very idea of the place leaves people disoriented. Perhaps no other state in the Union is as colorless. Say Maine, and people think of lobsters and fishermen in long yellow slickers. Say California, and they think of giant redwoods and Hollywood. […]
by Frances J. Trelease
In my role as college lecturer, I often confer with students on global current events. After all, under our current president, stories of conflicts are as plentiful as the proverbial Horn of Plenty. And sometimes we look at how social media fans the flames of outrage between two sides.
But in […]
by Frederick A. Hurst
There was a time when we folks of color could rely on the predictability of White folks and be assured that, whether they were good or bad, we could predict their moves in any given situation. But nowadays, we don’t know what to think about White folks and that has become […]
by Lucy Wyndham
Back in 2007, all the talk was of how Connecticut was to become the new Hollywood East, creating tax breaks, building up a trained crew base and hoping that the number of actors and directors already living in the state would attract the likes of Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes.
Ten years […]
by Miranda Muro
I am fortunate to work at Foodshare, the regional food bank that has served the Greater Hartford area for 35 years. Each year, we collect and distribute 14 million pounds of food – enough to make 11.5 million meals – to a network of 300 partner food pantries and meal programs that […]
by Michael Maglaras
A captive insurer is an insurance company that is wholly owned and controlled by a parent company, an association or a group, to insure its own risk. The owner can reinvest savings back into the operation. Captive insurers are not just for large corporations but play a very important role for […]
by Kim Estep
If you pay attention, you can practically watch the culture of most industries within the business world going more and more digital with the use of technology. Businesses can run entire departments online, as well as keep digital records of practically everything that happens during day-to-day business operations, increasing the ease of […]
by Laura Cordes
Hundreds of thousands of heartbreaking accounts of sexual harassment, assault and rape are pouring forth online from survivors across the country who are using their incredible courage to hashtag, #MeToo.
Nearly 10 years ago, activist Tarana Burke first used “Me Too” to create space and support for women and girls of color. […]
by Sasha Cuerda
For the past few years we have been working with the Connecticut Secretary of the State (SOTS) on initiatives related to the business registration data that they process and manage. These are the official data set of record for businesses that are required to register to operate within Connecticut.
However, accessing these […]