LinkedIn - 23 Nov 2017
The Stanford professor makes an interesting point by suggesting why the recent corporate sex scandals might trigger profound changes in what people will tolerate as acceptable manifestations of power imbalances. He thinks that other outcomes of unequal power - such as vastly unequal incomes and job control (decision-making discretion) - may face changing levels of acceptance, too. If true, this will revolutionize the workplace (reads in 5-7 min).
Published in Weekly selection 1 December 2017
Quartz - 9 Nov 2017
In this article, the author of “Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence” explains the peculiar form that gender inequality can take for to the 1%. In most cases, a rich woman is someone who is married to a rich man—which makes her “inherently suspicious”. Affluent women thus become targets for cultural disdain, and stay-at-home mothers are a cultural lightning rod for anxieties about wealth and privilege. Far from enjoying their wealth, they are deeply anxious, and guilty, about their socioeconomic status (reads in 6-8 min).
Published in Weekly selection 11 November 2017
Project Syndicate - 25 Oct 2017
The Dean of the IE School of International Relations states that wages are no longer playing their central redistributive role because of the massive structural change caused by new technologies. He argues that, unless the decoupling of productivity and wages is addressed, the political convulsions many countries are currently experiencing will only intensify. He also presents a few possible solutions (reads in 5-7 min).
Published in Weekly selection 27 October 2017