Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

2015 Two-Bedroom Rental Unit Housing Wage


Source: WonkBlog

Category: Wages & Income

2015 Executive Pay by Peer Group

Fascinating data set assembled by the crack team at Bloomberg:   Source: Bloomberg  

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Wages & Income

Wal-Mart’s Pay Raises Are Paying Dividends

I have been writing critiques of Wal-Mart’s wages and employment policies for years (see “How Wal-Mart Became A Welfare Queen” and “Wal-Mart’s Minimum Wage Breakdown“). Today, I break with tradition and offer up some positive perspectives on the retail giant’s recent actions. A brief history of Wal-Mart and its enormous retail staff is telling. The…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Retail, Wages & Income

The Sound of an Improving Labor Market

Source: WSJ

Category: Economy, Wages & Income

Dynastic Billionaire Wealth Under Siege!

This has to be the strangest headline relative to the content I have seen in a very long time:   Source: Wealth Management

Category: Economy, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income, Wealth Management

Minimum Wage by City

Good chart, relevant to our discussion of fast food minimum wages in Seattle and earlier elsewhere this week.   click for ginormous graphic Source: NY Times

Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income

Fast Food, Minimum Wage, and Wealth Transfers

This week, Los Angeles became the third major West Coast city and the biggest in the U.S. to agree to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, an increase that will go into effect by 2020. Los Angeles follows Seattle, which will require employers with 500 workers or more to pay $15  by 2017….Read More

Category: Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Biggest Retirement Mistakes People Make

The data on this is fascinating:

Many people plan on supplementing their retirement funds by working past 65, but this plan may not be as sound as it seems. Bloomberg’s Suzanne Woolley breaks down the expectations and often unfortunate truths of working through retirement.


Source: Bloomberg May 18, 2015 7:32 AM EDT

Category: Data Analysis, Investing, Video, Wages & Income

Who benefits from a higher minimum wage?

Source: Economic Policy Institute

Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income

Wealthiest Zip Codes in America

Click for a ginormous graphic. Source: WonkBlog

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income