Sesame Street was originally designed for low-income children; I mean, it was designed for all children, but it was designed specifically so low-income kids could look at the television and see their world.
When police officers are required to generate revenue for the cities they serve, they become motivated to make more arrests—which in turn can have devastating consequences.
Choosing to spend most of our time working for regular payments instead of longer-term, riskier investments isn’t just a low-income thing, right? It’s a “most of our incomes” thing.
This week, Brooklyn bar The Way Station ran a special promotion: women would only pay 77% of their bar tab, to make up for the wage gap.
Today, if you’ve got eight minutes, consider watching these two Vlogbrothers videos from Hank and John Green about the decoupling of productivity and wages.
The point of the Times piece is not that Rubio has made one or two mistakes with money but that there is a discernible “imprudent” pattern in his behavior.
My mode of operation has always been to be worried.
The Wall Street bonus pool may be double the full-time minimum wage earnings combined, but an individual bonus could be twelve times as much as a minimum-wage worker earns.