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Kirstein Business Library

Second Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142

Welcome to the Kirstein Business Library

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library

The Kirstein Business Library offers career and job hunting information, entrepreneurial resources, assistance to investors, and maintains a variety of business directories and industry statistics. For more information about the programs and resources at Kirstein:

 

Social Insecurity – December 1st: Author Talk

Posted on November 26th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library, Programs

Monday, December 1st: Author Talk with Dr. James W. Russell, Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis

Dr. James W. Russell, author of Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis is an authority on retirement policy. He led one the first employee movements to successfully challenge the dominant trend to replace traditional pension plans with 401(k)-like plans. He argues the new retirement plans are essentially scams that mainly benefit the financial services industry through the various fees that are charged.

Presented by the Kirstein Business Library

Social Insecurity

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

 

46.3 Million Americans Will Travel More Than 50 Miles for Thanksgiving and Pay More for Dinner

Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

2014-Travel-Forecast-Thanksgiving-ReleaseAmerican Automobile Association Travel predicts that 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend.  This is the highest volume  since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013. Almost 90 percent of travelers will drive and will enjoy the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in five years. Read more »

Income Inequality & the Wage Gap

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library

By many measures, Boston is a city on the move.  Restaurants, luxury condos and new developments are popping up across the city.  For many, life is good, but it may be surprising to learn that according to Family Assets Count, 17% of Boston households live in poverty and 46% don’t have 3 months of savings to live above the poverty level.

This fall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Vice Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Cities of Opportunity Task Force, launched the Office of Financial Empowerment to Address Poverty and Income Inequality for the city of Boston.

Local organizations such as the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Jewish Vocational Services  have partnered with the city to combat poverty and find ways to empower the financially vulnerable in our community.

See the links below to learn more about these organizations and to discover library resources, city demographic data, reading lists and reports on this important topic. Read more »

New Books at Kirstein

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

The new books keep on arriving,

so please check them out.

The Sharing Economy

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

sharing economy The Sharing Economy is a  system in which people and organizations share resources.  It includes the creation, production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services.   The goals of the Sharing Economy include reducing waste, increasing access to goods and services, and building trust and collaboration. Read more »