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Paul Krugman: We live in the most unequal society ever, and it’s only getting worse

Americans may be living in the most unequal society that has ever existed, said economist Paul Krugman. The New York Times columnist and Princeton University professor said Thursday there is zero evidence to suggest extreme inequality is good for economic growth but plenty to suggest it’s not. “Nobody wants us…

Meningitis outbreak at Princeton University

Princeton University is trying to contain an outbreak of bacterial meningitis that has sickened several students, school and health officials said Saturday. The New Jersey Department of Health said it has confirmed seven cases of meningococcal disease at Princeton, with all but one of the cases involving students. The meningitis…

Stress over poverty can disrupt people’s ability to think clearly

The stress and difficulty of living in poverty can disrupt people’s ability to think clearly, says a new study. According to New Scientist, Princeton University researchers have found that people’s ability to keep appointments, take medications and effectively parent are all affected by stress about money and the lack thereof.…

Fed Chair Bernanke tells worried Princeton grads: ‘Call your parents’

Copyright ImageClick to View Professor Jeff Nunokawa holds Princeton University’s ceremonial mace as Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, leads the processional out of the university chapel after giving the Baccalaureate address Sunday.(Rich Schultz/AP) It must be tough being Ben Bernanke…  …

Princeton University offers free houses to anyone willing to haul them away

Princeton University gives away free houses to anyone willing to haul them away (via NJ.com) PRINCETON – Princeton University is giving away seven houses along Alexander Street that would be otherwise slated for demolition, for free. The catch? You have to haul them away yourself. The seven available houses are…

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