The worst of the pain of the economic crisis is felt by low income households–the lowest income group had unemployment of 30 percent while the highest income group had unemployment of 3 percent–yet there is a willful refusal by politicians and the media to focus on those who are suffering the most

by Bob Herbert

Bob Herbert is no longer writing his column for The New York Times.

Bob Herbert joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in June 1993. He writes about politics, urban affairs and social trends in a twice-weekly column.