The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty

ABC-CLIO has just released a new reference tool for those with interests in family and economics. Edited by Robert S. Rycroft, an professor of economics at the University of Mary Washington, The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty  is a two-volume set that explores a disparate multitude of issues associated with being middle... Continue Reading →

Lincoln Cottage Talk Now on YouTube

Above, the painting Abraham Lincoln Writing the Emancipation Proclamation by Jes W. Schlaikjer, 1957. The painting shows Lincoln in his bedroom, wearing his nightshirt. He holds a piece of paper in his left hand and writes on a sheet of paper on his bed with his right hand.  A small lamp shines on the corner, and the clock... Continue Reading →

Academic Men: Step It Up!

Two recent studies confirm some gendered patterns in employment that deeply affect women in higher education: we do more service, we earn less, we are punished for trying to protect our time, and we are punished for asking for raises. This is all about as surprising as that study that confirmed that cats like boxes.... Continue Reading →

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