Carlos Slim proposes having everyone work for three days a week. Keynes and George Jetson already beat him to it.
The megarich can care about income inequality, too.
Women are far more likely to go to the polls than men are.
Celebrities, whether Chelsea Clinton or Kim Kardashian, are paid what audiences think they are worth.
Cities find buyers’ remorse for winning major sporting events.
The average job opening went unfilled for 25.1 days in May, the longest duration on record. Exactly why employers are dragging their feet so much is unclear.
Given how frequently drunk-driving incidents land NFL athletes in jail and out of the game, maybe teams should require at-risk players to either hire a driver or use a team-provided one.
GOP tactics are making it tougher for millennials to vote.
Economic clout is a far superior, and more peaceful, way to wield power.
Budget cuts lead to less-efficient service, not better government.
Free speech and freedom of religion, as interpreted by judges and tech companies.
The reputation of McDonald’s has been sliding, perhaps thanks to the scrutiny its labor policies have received.
Ikea and Gap show why a minimum pay hike is needed.
Despite an outpouring of media complaints from doctors recently, physicians tend to rank highest on both compensation and meaningfulness of their work.
Men are indeed much more active and involved parents and husbands today than in the past. That said, the household division of labor is still nowhere near equal.
They’re in the boardroom — and at ballgames.
The cancellation of the team’s trademarks could actually benefit the team’s owner.
Employers are taking longer than ever to fill jobs.
A California court cuts educators’ tenure, but that won’t improve quality.
Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post. She previously worked as a reporter for The New York Times, covering economics and launching the award-winning Economix blog. She also wrote theater reviews for The Times. Catherine frequently writes about the job market, women in the workforce, housing, taxes, health care, education, and various other topics, with an emphasis on data-driven journalism. Before that, she worked at The Washington Post as an intern and editorial writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education, NPR, The Village Voice, USA Today, NBC and other news outlets. Catherine has received the Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism and is a Gerald Loeb Award finalist. She grew up in South Florida (the New York part) and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University.