VT Edition: Art Woolf & Doug Hoffer on Vermont's cost of living
05/20/08 2:58PM By Jane Lindholm
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A dearth of high-paying jobs and dramatic increases in the cost of living are straining Vermonters' ability to get by. The cost pressures aren't a mystery: heating homes through the winter, gas prices in a state that depends on driving, rising food prices and wage increases that haven't kept pace. We examine whether two Vermonts are emerging: one in which the rural poor are left behind educationally and economically, and another in which the urban and suburban regions thrive. Jane Lindholm's guests are Art Woolf, associate professor of economics at UVM and Doug Hoffer, an independent economic policy analyst.