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Disparity

Our Disparity Disorder: Life on the Wage Floors

Doug Levitt | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Doug Levitt

The asset boom combined with wage stagnation have only intensified our nation's disparity disorder, the prime metaphor for which is Walmart and its heirs, the Waltons.

Women Have The Skills To Stand Out In STEM Fields

Padmasree Warrior | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Padmasree Warrior

NMSI reports that men over age 25 held 87 percent of bachelor's degrees in engineering fields. Only 23 percent of workers in STEM-related jobs are women, yet women make up 48 percent of workers in all occupations. The higher you go on the corporate ladder, the lower these numbers become. You don't need to be a math whiz to see that these numbers don't add up.

Cocaine Sentencing Injustice Slightly Lessened

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In true incrementalist fashion, Democrats have now made things slightly less unfair, but fell far short of actual fairness. It's as if, right after the Civil War, Congress announced that black people would now count as four-fifths of a person.

The American Health Care System Is in Pieces -- But Some of the Pieces Are Doing Remarkably Well

Joe McCannon and Maureen Bisognano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe McCannon and Maureen Bisognano

Despite the world's most advanced medical technology and the heroic efforts of devoted clinicians, health care is too expensive, unjustly inaccessible and seriously harmful to many of the citizens it seeks to serve.