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  • IBM's crummy CEO got a raise. Who cares?

    To the editor: Michael Hiltzik thinks the chief executive of IBM is "mediocre" and thus over-paid. The implication is that we (meaning the government) should do something about that. ("IBM redefines failure as 'success,' gives underachieving CEO huge raise," Feb. 2)
  • Seattle mayor proposes $15 minimum wage

    A day after Republicans in the U.S. Senate quashed an effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a proposal Thursday for a $15 municipal minimum wage that he said would "improve the lives of workers who...

    Thomas Piketty's income inequality tome tops Amazon bestseller lists, outsells romances

    Thomas Piketty's income inequality tome tops Amazon bestseller lists, outsells romances
    Move over, "Fifty Shades of Grey." Instead of romance, a book by French economist Thomas Piketty on income inequality and capitalism is the No. 1 best-selling book on Amazon.com. Piketty's "Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century" is generating so much...

    Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?

    Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?
    Happy Equal Pay Day. Happy what? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group,...

    President Obama, Pope Francis discuss the poor in meeting at Vatican

    VATICAN CITY — President Obama visited Pope Francis for the first time Thursday, a meeting the White House hoped would amplify the two men's shared concern about economic inequality rather than the president's conflicts with the Roman Catholic...