| May 28, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before getting to the bottom of something somewhere.
The Skinny: I've gotten very aggressive as of late in getting my name off spam emailing lists. It is definitely worth the effort. Now the next step is reducing the number of...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The California Senate on Wednesday could not muster the votes to pass a measure that would have penalized high chief executive salaries with higher corporate taxes.
Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said his bill would have provided corporations with a...
| May 30, 2014
David Lazarus' framing of the CEO-worker pay gap allows us to see clearly an egregious error in thinking: How exactly does the chief executive demonstrate his worth? ("Executive pay is an insult to working families," Column, May 26)
A CEO is often...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Thomas Piketty, writing from France, is the latest person to sound an alarm about the growing inequality of income and wealth. But his ideas have distinctly American roots that date to the country's formation.
The American Revolution was in part a...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Just what should a job pay? Or, put another way, was Chelsea Clinton worth $600,000 a year for her work as a journalist at NBC?
Yes, folks, life and the 24/7 news cycle intersect in mysterious ways. Let me explain: Just this morning, as my wife and I...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Hundreds of McDonald's workers and community activists staged a protest Wednesday near the fast-food chain's headquarters in Oak Brook, seeking a wage increase to at least $15 per hour for employees.
The demonstration was peaceful, with 138 protesters...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Corporate executives love nothing more than a scapegoat to saddle with blame for their own mediocre performances. As we reported late last year and USA Today confirms again, they're finding the Affordable Care Act to be a gold-plated gift. It's almost...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Jon Healey's Opinion L.A. post "California Democrats seek to lower CEO pay" paints our bill to address the growing disparity between chief executive and worker pay (SB 1372) as a job-killing measure that will drive business out of California and hurt...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Two reports released this weekend about how public universities are spending their money have sparked widespread outrage across the country.
One, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, outlined executive compensation at public universities, revealing...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to see "Nymphomaniac" now or wait for the edited version on cable.
The Skinny: Caught Sunday's "The Walking Dead" last night where the Lizzie character got Fredo'd. Godfather fans will get the reference. Tough...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 9:20 PM
SACRAMENTO — The pace of lawmaking is speeding up at the Capitol.
With legislators back from spring break, rallies are in full swing on the Capitol steps; lobbyists of all stripes are packing the ornate hearing rooms and overflow crowds are...