U.S. CEO Pay 351 Times Average Worker in 2020

U.S. CEO Pay 351 Times Average Worker in 2020

CEOs in the U.S. continued making millions while millions became unemployed due to the pandemic in 2020. Realized income for CEOs in the top 350 publicly owned U.S. companies rose 18.9% last year, bringing their average pay to $24.2 million (up from $21.3 million in...
Giving Me a Break

Giving Me a Break

Some days, I am on top of things; other days, things are on top of me. I don’t know when the stopwatch began and cannot discern whether or not this ticking is in my head or coming from the clock on the wall. But time is winding up. This might be carry over from my...
More Than Half Oppose Universal Basic Income

More Than Half Oppose Universal Basic Income

A majority of U.S. adults oppose universal basic income (UBI), according to a mid-August Pew Research Center report. When asked if they would favor or oppose a $1,000 per month government payment to all citizens, 54% of respondents opposed this (36% strongly and 18%...
The Labor Day Paradox: A Day of Not-Work

The Labor Day Paradox: A Day of Not-Work

I have always fancied myself a bit on the lazy side for a physician. Sure, I called it “work-life balance” or “prioritizing family,” but secretly I always suspected I just don’t like to work as much as my colleagues do. My decision to do an infectious diseases...