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Big Pay Gaps Are Bad for Business

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Mattel is one of the largest toy-making companies on earth. Turns out it’s one of the biggest manufacturers of income inequality, too.

Last year, the Barbie doll manufacturer paid its CEO nearly 5,000 times as much as its median worker.

Big Pay Gaps Are Bad for Business

stressed-worker

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Mattel is one of the largest toy-making companies on earth. Turns out it’s one of the biggest manufacturers of income inequality, too.

Last year, the Barbie doll manufacturer paid its CEO nearly 5,000 times as much as its median worker.

Teen Voices in the Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts

The U.S. economy has experienced long-term real wage stagnation and a persistent lack of economic progress for many workers. A report released by The Hamilton Project found that after adjusting for inflation, wages in the U.S. are only 10 percent higher in 2017 than they were in 1973, with annual real wage growth just below 0.2 percent.

Teen Voices in the Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts

The U.S. economy has experienced long-term real wage stagnation and a persistent lack of economic progress for many workers. A report released by The Hamilton Project found that after adjusting for inflation, wages in the U.S. are only 10 percent higher in 2017 than they were in 1973, with annual real wage growth just below 0.2 percent.

Playing Trump for Peace

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When, in early March, Donald Trump agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Washington foreign policy elite nearly suffered a collective heart attack.

Playing Trump for Peace

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When, in early March, Donald Trump agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Washington foreign policy elite nearly suffered a collective heart attack.

Mexico’s Diaspora Electorate

Elections in Mexico can produce perplexing situations: “se cayó el sistema;” “voto por voto, casilla por casilla.” In the Mexican diaspora, elections create paradoxes of their own.

Mexico’s Diaspora Electorate

Elections in Mexico can produce perplexing situations: “se cayó el sistema;” “voto por voto, casilla por casilla.” In the Mexican diaspora, elections create paradoxes of their own.

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