Latest from Lydia DePillis

Baby boomers are taking on ageism — and losing

Bias against older workers remains among the most acceptable and pervasive “isms.”
  • Aug 4, 2016

The battle to protect fighters in the fastest-growing, least-regulated sport in America

UFC is a financial powerhouse, and some of its athletes want a larger share of the windfall.
  • Apr 23, 2016

Even D.C. workers who already make $15 want a raise

And former D.C. mayor Vince Gray wants to get it for them.
  • Apr 4, 2016

Leaked documents show strong business support for raising the minimum wage

So why do most chambers of commerce still oppose it?
  • Apr 4, 2016

The $15 minimum wage sweeping the nation might kill jobs — and that’s okay

We don't evaluate other policies by insisting that they have zero effect on employment.
  • Apr 1, 2016

Five myths about bicycling

Actually, it may not do much to ease traffic congestion.
  • Apr 1, 2016

What we know about the people who clean the floors in Silicon Valley

And serve the food, mow the lawns, drive the buses, guard the grounds, do the laundry, etc. etc...
  • Mar 30, 2016

Calif. governor announces plan to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022

The move would test theories about the effects of high wages on employment figures.
  • Mar 28, 2016

California looks to set a $15-an-hour minimum wage, raising the floor while others add ceilings

The plan would raise the wages of more than 5 million low-paid Californians — about 38 percent of the workforce.
  • Mar 28, 2016

Sweetgreen’s blind spot?

Apps can be a game-changer for people with low vision -- if companies build them right.
  • Mar 23, 2016