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The 'Paid-What-You're-Worth' Myth

Robert Reich | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

It's often assumed that people are paid what they're worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren't worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now receive. If they were worth more, they'd earn more. Any attempt to force employers to pay them more will only kill jobs.

These Colleges Are Minting Moneymaker Grads!

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Choosing which college or university you want to spend the first four years of your independence (if you're lucky enough to get away from home) requires high schoolers to consider a lot of things at such a young tender age.

At This Company Everyone Knows Your Salary

Quartz | Roberto A. Ferdman | Posted 12.26.2013 | Small Business

San Francisco-based social media startup Buffer just did something unprecedented: It published the salaries of every one of its employees online, avai...

Pope Rails Against 'Greed' Economy

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Pope Francis attacked mega-salaries and big bonuses on Thursday, saying in the fir...

What Pay Gap?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

Key findings on the gender pay gap and attitudes toward workplace equality, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center: —...

10 Countries Where Salaries Are Soaring

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 12.01.2013 | Business

Next year, U.S. wages will increase by about 1.5% after adjusting for inflation, according to ECA International estimates. In some parts of the world,...

Time Out!

Atiba Madyun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

Politics has become a childish blame game. Right now led by Republicans pointing fingers at everyone but yourselves, in the U.S. Congress. So We The People want you to go to the Time Out corner.

Republicans and Their Myths -- If Republicans Say It, the Opposite Must Be True

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Republicans, the gig is up. We are on to you. The truth: if Republicans say it, then the opposite is true. So stop repeating the lies, or just stop talking. Let us examine some well-known sound-bites that those on the right love to spout and repeat.

Student Loans: the Problem and Solutions

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.07.2013 | College
William B. Bradshaw

I'll start with the severity of the problem and then turn to solutions. Defaults on student loans are looming as the next big financial crises facing...

For Every Mile of Road, There are Two Miles of Ditches

Chris Maples | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Chris Maples

These are historic times, when type of degree and field of study are critical for moving the country and economy ahead. By really looking down the road, whether on a bike or at a university, we will be better prepared for what lies ahead.

Average Startup Salaries

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

AngelList offers a fresh look at industry comp While the internet has ushered in an open office - no self-respecting startup would dream of cubicles...

A Two-Year Degree Might Beat Your Bachelor's

Posted 01.10.2013 | College

A college degree's impact on earning potential is well known, but new data questions whether an associate's degree can beat out a bachelor's. Mark...

Pay Secrecy: Why Bother?

Ed Lawler | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

Perhaps the best way to summarize pay secrecy is to say that it has become an old-fashioned, obsolete management practice that has a much larger downside than upside. It is time for organizations to enter the world of pay transparency.

Handling Pay Cuts: The Reality of Our Time

Donna Flagg | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Donna Flagg

Yes, it is a lot to ask employees to welcome a decrease in pay, but there are ways to present it as an initiative vital to the health and future of everyone involved.

Where Our Paychecks Went In June

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 07.31.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- Americans spent no more in June than they did in May, even though their income grew at the fastest pace in three months. The lack of gr...

The 14 Highest Paid Public College Presidents

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.30.2012 | College

Public universities may be suffering disinvestment from state governments, but their presidents are still taking home hefty salaries. According to ...

Highest-Paid Sports Stars Of All Time

24/7 Wall St. | Baxter B. Allen, Ashley C. Allen, Michael B. Sauter | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: On March 8th, Peyton Manning is set to make $28 million from the Indianapolis Colts, the highest amount ever paid to an NFL athlet...

Why I Told My Daughter to Quit Her Job

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.19.2012 | College
Holly Robinson

My daughter is the poster child for why college matters. She did everything right, and lo and behold, the system worked. Slowly, though, things unraveled.

'Nonprofit' Means Personal Wealth For CEOs

The Huffington Post | Max Rosenthal | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The chief executives of major companies are frequently blasted for their massive salaries, but new reports show that the heads of the na...

Gender Pay Gap, Once Closing, Largely Stagnates During Economic Slowdown

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

Though the share of women participating in the low-wage workforce has declined in the past three decades, it's remained relatively stagnant for the la...

Hayley Miller

Top Harvard Official Rakes In $6.4 Million A Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top-level college executives are enjoying rising pay packages, often exceeding $1 million annually, even as students are facing ever-hig...

Don't Pay College Athletes

Lesley Ryder | Posted 11.18.2011 | Sports
Lesley Ryder

College athletes will never be paid a salary to play for their school. There are far too many logistical, economic and legal hurdles that would have to disappear before paying students could even become a reality.

Gadhafi Sold Libya Gold To Pay Uprising Salaries

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

TRIPOLI, Libya -- The new governor of Libya's central bank says the former regime sold about 20 percent of the country's gold reserves to cover salari...

Congress Must Eliminate Its Own Pensions, Reduce Its Salaries -- Before Cutting a Dime From Middle Class Entitlements

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Dear Members of Congress: You pay yourselves a whopping $174,000 per year, and healthcare and nice cushy pensions. Sorry, girls and boys, but we cannot afford it anymore.

Morgan Stanley Reports Loss In Second Quarter

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Morgan Stanley is reporting a loss $558 million for the second quarter. The investment banks' earnings took a hit from converting an invest...