I just wanted to take a moment to wish a Merry Christmas to all of our Christian readers out there (happy holidays to the rest of you, of course!) from us here at DQYDJ.
Ever known someone who you really wondered how they got the job he or she had? You know the type, someone who is incredibly qualified on paper yet just couldn’t seem to back up their pedigree on the spot. Someone who just made you wonder… how did this happen? As you have now guessed… this article is about academic integrity.
Much has been made about the gender disparity that has persisted in income levels. I decided to delve into some of the finer points of the income distribution for men and women and found some interesting trends that exist when stratifying education levels.
Cameron Daniels looks at trends of highschool dropouts.
In early May 2007, a study gained publicity that claimed NBA referees altered their habits of calling fouls based on the racial makeup of the offending players. Maria Rainier helped write an article about discrimination in gender, I felt that it would be appropriate to continue the discussion with a look at racial bias.
No matter how you add it up, women have been the victims of workplace discrimination, settling for mere fractions of men’s pay, for centuries. They’ve been told that their experience levels and educations were inferior, that their families needed them at home, and that there were no long-term opportunities for female career progress. But here, in the year 2010, women have disproven those so-called facts and shattered the glass ceiling.
From earning just 59% of what men earned 40 years ago, women have started to reverse the gender gap: some earn up to 120% of the average man’s wage. Sure, there are specifics to address and the majority to consider, but it’s still an incredible feat for the number of years that have passed. (a guest post by Maria Rainier)
“So we have no choice but to make California far more efficient and effective than it is, by running this thing a little bit more like a business,” proclaimed Meg Whitman, in one of her ads during her failed run for the Governor of California. Of course, it’s tough to run your business when your employees are almost 37 million strong and own all of its shares. However, in a perfect world we have theories like ‘Benevolent Dictatorship’, which means that you readers can take a whack at it. It, of course, being balancing California’s massive $19 to $26 billion annual deficit.
Haven’t done one of these in a long time, but we here at DQYDJ should probably get back into the swing of things on the carnival front!
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on inflation expectations in the market for treasury bonds ant T-Bills. However, with recent expansionary programs everywhere like, such as the program lovingly named Quantitative Easing 2.0. Let’s look at inflation expectations before, during rumors, and after the announcement (today…) buffered around the reports of US Fed Quantitative Easing.
It’s often mentioned that bringing lunch to work is one way to economize on our normal routines. Simply making a great amount of your food at home, especially when it comes to how you eat during the work day, is worth some huge amount of money annually which if only a person could find the motivation they would be marginally rich. Is that the truth? Probably not, but we here at DQYDJ want to tackle this conundrum for you anyway. Let’s assume you’re in and out of the workplace in a whopping 40 years and play with some numbers!
Charitable contributions are an important part of the American political system and the American tax code. In this article, Cameron Daniels questions whether the tax exemption for charitable contributions is a good policy decision.