Challenging the Piketty gospel

Has the share of income going to the top 1 percent in the U.S. jumped dramatically in the last half-century? Recent research throws doubt on that belief.

The role of education in Rochester’s economy

The challenge of Rochester’s public schools has been the “elephant in the room” in every discussion of poverty and economic development for decades. On May 13, the Rochester Beacon Solutions Forum will explore possible solutions to the problem of Rochester’s underperforming schools.

What’s wrong with this picture?

A recent article on political prejudice concludes that Jefferson County in New York is the least politically prejudiced county in the nation. Can we trust the data?

Kodak’s long shadow

Employment and GDP data reveal the impact of Kodak’s decline on the Rochester metro economy.

Small business survival in a big-box universe

Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo’s sideline—shipping and receiving UPS packages—illustrates the creativity locally owned shops must have to hold their own against national competitors.