Posts filed under “Wages & Income”
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Source: Radio Open Source
When it comes to paying for college, lots of people are asking “why does it cost so much, and it is it worth it in the end?”
Radio Open Source has a scattergram chart above that helps answer the question. It shows the increasing cost on the horizontal (X Axis) and the return on that investment on the vertical (Y Axis).
There seems to be a slight advantage in returns to private schools versus the (In State) public colleges, but at a very great additional cost.
Eyeballing this, the area under the curve shows a fairly poor return on investment. No wonder so many college graduates are unhappy with their student debt.
Source: National Employment Law Project I really like this bubble chart. I saw it last night in a report from the National Employment Law Project titled: “The Low-Wage Recovery: Industry Employment and Wages Four Years into the Recovery.” Interestingly, the data has provoked opposing reactions from two media outlets. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog used…Read More
From the New York Times: Here are 100 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 100 C.E.O. Pay Study for 2013, which ranks the compensation of chief executives of the 100 largest publicly traded United States companies, based on revenue, that filed proxies by April 4. Click for…Read More
On Tax Day, Taxpayers Pick up $8 Billion Tab for Walmart and the Walton Family Report Provides State-by-State Estimates of Revenue Losses WASHINGTON — Walmart and the Waltons—America’s largest employer and richest family—received tax breaks and subsidies worth an estimated $7.8 billion in 2013, according to a report released today by Americans for Tax Fairness….Read More