INCONVERSATION

HEALTH AND ECONOMIC CRISES
JOSÉ TAPIA

Field Notes

Given that the Great Recession of 2008, despite its official termination in 2009, is clearly continuing on its gloomy way around the globe, it can only be cheering to learn that economic downturns are good for public health.

NYU Graduate Union Votes for Change

Field Notes

Last month in this space, H. Rutgers (self-unmasked in the Web version as faculty member Gary Roth) described the increasing profiteering of top university figures at his namesake school while lower-level professors and students foot the bill.

In the Shadow of Gentrification

Field Notes

A discussion of gentrification is raw. It strikes an intimate chord, slicing into long-term community ties and financial pressures around where to live. It also has a slippery quality. Scholars disagree on a definition.

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