Equality

How competition fuels inequality and conflict

Inequality is one of the best predictors of conflict ever found. Except when it isn’t. Consider homicide in the United States. In 1990 and again in 2010, there was an impressive correlation between income inequality and the homicide rate. Among the states where inequality was high, so was homicide; and More

Plus un pays est développé, moins les femmes font d’études scientifiques (The more a country is developed, the less women do scientific studies)

Aux États-Unis, 8 % seulement des diplômés de sciences informatiques sont des femmes. À l’inverse en Algérie, un pays où 15 % des femmes travaillent, elles représentent 41 % des diplômés dans le domaine des sciences, technologies, ingénierie et mathématiques (STEM). Ces données sont devenues une véritable tendance de fond: d’après la revue More

This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker pay

The Washington Post: Thousands of public U.S. companies are likely to soon be forced to share a number many would rather keep under wraps: how much more their chief executives make than their typical rank-and-file employees. The Securities and Exchange Commission  is expected to finalize on Wednesday a long-delayed rule More