It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Historic Downtown.
DONEGAN EXTRAVAGANZA (ARTSQUEST) WARREN MILLER’S LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW (NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE) IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL (SING FOR AMERICA) HISTORIC BETHLEHEM’S CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE (DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM ASSOCIATION) LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (GODFREY DANIELS) PEAS & Q’S: MUSEUMS OF INDIAN CULTURE - LIFEWAY AND LORE PROGRAM (ARTSQUEST)
Getting to work can become an impediment to actually getting work
The debate over what the government can do to help the economy is a pretty polarizing topic in American politics these days, but there's one role for government that a supermajority of Americans agree on: promoting economic mobility. A recent poll by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that 83% of respondents supported a government role in promoting economic mobility, and 58% believed the government could be doing more to help Americans improve their prospects. While there were predictable divisions over the appropriate methods, 91% of Democrats and 73% of Republicans said they supported active government involvement in helping the poor and middle class from falling behind. There has long been a consensus in America that people are entitled to…