pay gaps

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Wall Street’s Bonus Binge in Perspective

A relative handful of Americans, a key congressional panel forecasts, will take home more this year than half the nation’s taxpayers combined.

A Thermodynamic Take on Executive Pay

What would constitute “fair pay” for corporate executives? A chemical engineer from Purdue looks for an answer in “the concepts and mathematics used to solve problems in statistical thermodynamics and information theory.”

Linking Work and Reward: A New Calculation

People who do vitally necessary work, throughout our economy, often take home far less than people whose jobs add trivial value to our lives. Do we have an alternative? Britain’s New Economics Foundation thinks so — and explains why in this fascinating new report.

The Great Recession’s Phony New ‘Silver Lining’

Hard times, a rash of new media reports now assures us, are significantly narrowing the gap between the rich and everybody else. So why are so many super rich still smiling?

Incendiary Data in a Plain Paper Journal

If Americans ever really digested the sort of statistics that appear regularly in the IRS research journal, the resulting storm of protest might make the rage over AIG seem about as fearsome as a tantrum from a toddler.

Detroit’s ‘Underpaid’ Top Auto Execs

Automaker CEOs actually believe they’re getting the short end of Corporate America’s executive pay stick. Amazingly enough, they actually have a case — and the rest of us have a reason to demand a total overhaul of U.S. executive pay.

The Key to Governing-from-the-Middle Success

To govern effectively for the middle of America’s economic ladder, the incoming Congress and Obama administration are going to have to take aim at the top.

Behind Every Successful Modern Top Executive . . .

. . . you’ll likely find, suggest billionaire Mark Cuban and recent corporate history, worried workers and cheated consumers