I got an email from Steve Landsburg with the subject line "krugman, me and you." I can't decide whether that counts as the sort of threesome I've always dreamt about...
I get daily emails from The Chronicle of Higher Education newsletter. Today's headline: "Academe Today: Professor Says His University Cares Little About Teaching." I had to stop for a second and confirm that I wasn't in fact reading The Onion.
This is the best picture I’ve ever had accompany something I’ve written- in other words, I’ve always wanted to go fishing for money with a suction cup. :)
Last Tuesday, President Obama’s State of the Union address reiterated the statistic that working women in the United States “make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns” and went on to call for “equal pay for equal work.” Obama was promoting the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would require employers to prove that any wage disparity is based on differences in skill, background, or other relevant traits — rather than on gender. It’s hard to argue that gender equality and fair pay aren’t laudable goals. Less clear, though, is whether the legislation on offer would actually address the root cause of gender pay disparity. Luckily, science can help answer that. (Spoiler: Of course, the answer is no, but it’s still important to know why.)