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Top-CEO Pay Isn’t Driven By Talent, New Study Says

Source: Wall Street Journal The rapid rise in pay for corporate executive officers, which stands in contrast to the stagnant wages of many Americans, is a key driver of inequality that’s not clearly tied to talent or performance, a new report from a liberal think tank finds. The Economic Policy Institute report says this means CEO pay could be reduced …


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How Section 8 became a ‘racial slur’

Source: Washington Post By Emily Badger Coded language, by definition, conveys much saying very little. And so those words allegedly uttered in McKinney, Tex., before a confrontation between police and black teens — “Go back to your Section 8 home” — evoked a particular and vivid set of assumptions. The words were offensive because of what we think they meant in …


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One Fair Wage for Restaurant Workers in D.C.

By ROC United DC We believe it’s time for One Fair Wage in Washington, D.C. The two-tiered wage system, which permits employers to pay tipped workers a subminimum wage, is broken and it’s time to fix it. Right now, tipped employees earn as little as $2.77. Nationally, that figure is just $2.13 per hour. After taxes, that means many tipped …