Long Island Distress


Today’s New York Times editorial, “In the Cold” (on the link from the Times home page, “Long Island Pain”), draws our attention to the economic distress in an unexpected place. Two specifics stand out for me. First is the quotation of Alric Kennedy, director of community resources for the Long Island Council of Churches, “Our donors are now our clients.” Second is the observation that some construction companies are cutting their costs by skipping payroll, counting on their undocumented workers not to (dare) complain.

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