Catherine Rampell

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.

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Carlos Slim proposes having everyone work for three days a week. Keynes and George Jetson already beat him to it.

  • Jul 23, 2014

The megarich can care about income inequality, too.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Women are far more likely to go to the polls than men are.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Celebrities, whether Chelsea Clinton or Kim Kardashian, are paid what audiences think they are worth.

  • Jul 14, 2014

Cities find buyers’ remorse for winning major sporting events.

  • Jul 10, 2014

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.

  • Jul 9, 2014

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.

  • Jul 8, 2014

GOP tactics are making it tougher for millennials to vote.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Economic clout is a far superior, and more peaceful, way to wield power.

  • Jul 3, 2014

Budget cuts lead to less-efficient service, not better government.

  • Jul 1, 2014

Free speech and freedom of religion, as interpreted by judges and tech companies.

  • Jul 1, 2014

The reputation of McDonald’s has been sliding, perhaps thanks to the scrutiny its labor policies have received.

  • Jul 1, 2014

Ikea and Gap show why a minimum pay hike is needed.

  • Jun 26, 2014

Despite an outpouring of media complaints from doctors recently, physicians tend to rank highest on both compensation and meaningfulness of their work.

  • Jun 26, 2014

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.

  • Jun 25, 2014

They’re in the boardroom — and at ballgames.

  • Jun 23, 2014

  • Jun 19, 2014

The cancellation of the team’s trademarks could actually benefit the team’s owner.

  • Jun 19, 2014

Employers are taking longer than ever to fill jobs.

  • Jun 16, 2014

A California court cuts educators’ tenure, but that won’t improve quality.

  • Jun 12, 2014
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About Catherine

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.