In the decades to come, raising the floor for home care workers will become increasingly important. Unfortunately, many of those who take care of our most vulnerable - even full-time workers - are still in poverty.
In his inaugural speech, President Obama said, "The nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous." But that's exactly what has happened, reports a new British book called The Spirit Level.
Women are far more pessimistic than men in their attitudes about the status quo. Whether it is the price of food and fuel or disparities in the workplace, they feel the impact more than their male counterparts.