| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:46 PM
You wonder why the cost of higher education is going through the roof?
The Boston Globe recently reported that John F. O'Brien, dean of New England Law, Boston — formerly the New England School of Law — rakes in $867,000 a year in salary and...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Happy days were here again in 2012 for a number of folks in the executive offices of the J. Paul Getty Trust, although it wasn't the best of times for some others on the staff of about 1,250. A “senior management compensation” disclosure dated...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:
Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Discover Financial Services' Chairman and CEO David Nelms received a pay package worth $9.9 million last year, down 28 percent from 2011 mostly due to the lower value of his stock awards, according to a regulatory filing Friday.
Nelms took home a base...
| Mar 5, 2013
At Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, course registration is a case in economics. Every student is allotted a bag of points and must spend them bidding against each other for seats in classes.
The more popular the class, the more...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Ray Irani, once the highest paid executive in the oil industry, is getting a $14-million lump sum as part of a $26-million settlement after being ousted as chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Irani, who joined the Los Angeles oil company in 1983...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
“Why get off welfare?’ was the provocative question posed by an opinion piece that ran in The Times on Aug. 22.
“While poor people are not lazy, they are not stupid either,” writes author Michael D. Tanner of the Cato Institute....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Robert Reich misleads readers by contrasting the pay of McDonald's and Yum Brands hourly employees with their respective CEOs in his recent commentary ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 28).
Neither corporation is primarily in...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
You don't have to be a Marxist to conclude that the working conditions of millions of American workers today are akin to wage-slavery ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 27).
According to columnist Robert Reich, the shareholders...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Accolades aren't all Gustavo Dudamel has reaped as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A recently filed public tax return for the L.A. Phil provides the latest glimpse of the financial dimension of being a classical music sensation. It also...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Former Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich, who served in the Clinton administration, warned during an interview of the perils of widening income inequality in the United States, excessive executive compensation and the future of labor.
Reich is promoting...