The Plank

Is a Fast Food CEO Worth 1,200 Times a Fry Cook? Apparently So.
May 15, 2014 Economics

The CEO-to-worker pay ratio has grown 470 percent since 2000. 

Journalism's Gender Problem Just Got Worse With Jill Abramson's Firing
The wage gap is still wide, and women are penalized when they ask for more
May 15, 2014 Media

The wage gap is still wide, and women are penalized when they ask for more.

I Sort of Hope We Find Out That Jill Abramson Was Robbing the Cash Register
Trying to explain a singularly humiliating firing
May 14, 2014 Media

Trying to explain a singularly humiliating firing.

Hey, Class of 2014: It's OK to Shun Commencement Speakers, But Please Pick Better Targets
The rise of liberal intolerance is ruining debate on college campuses
May 14, 2014 Education

The rise of liberal intolerance is ruining debate on college campuses.

How Texas Keeps Putting the Intellectually Disabled on Death Row
The Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional but gave states wiggle room

The Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional but gave states wiggle room.

The Fed Is the Most Important Actor in the U.S. Economy, But No One Cares
As of May 28, its Board will have only three members
May 14, 2014 Economics

Its vital actions after the financial crisis haven’t changed a thing.

Multinational Corporations Withheld Trillions in Profits During the Recession. Now, Bill Clinton Wants to Reward Them for It.
May 14, 2014 Economics

It's time to show multinational corporations that the 2004 holiday was a one-time-only offer. 

Women Get Interrupted More—Even By Other Women
May 14, 2014 Language

Average interruptions in a man-to-man conversation: one. Average interuptions in a man-to-woman conversation: 2.6.

The Hypocritical, Bipartisan Fearmongering of the Fiscal Summit
May 14, 2014 Politics

Welcome to the sad, hypocritical end of the austerians

A Shameful Victory for Obamacare's Opponents
Lots of people don't even realize they are eligible for assistance
May 13, 2014 Obamacare

Gee, who's to blame for that?

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