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  • Is a male nurse worth $5,148 more than a female nurse?

    Is a male nurse worth $5,148 more than a female nurse?
    When Linda Hippolyte first got into nursing, she thought everyone at her hospital was paid based on their experience and education.
  • How 'social air bags' for rich kids exacerbate unequal opportunity

    How 'social air bags' for rich kids exacerbate unequal opportunity
    What's the difference between growing up in an affluent family and growing up poor in America? Yes, upper-middle-class kids have more money. But they also have more attentive parents, stable families, good teachers — and even more friends and...

    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...

    Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice

    Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice
    Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs before a crowd of hundreds of thousands here Saturday, and called on South Koreans to heed their example of sacrifice in a world of growing poverty and inequality. The beatification Mass was one of the main events of...

    Seattle mayor proposes $15 minimum wage

    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...