Yes, There Is a Gender Pay Gap

Everyone knows about the gender pay gap. On an aggregate basis, women earn only seventy-eight percent of what men do. The reasons, however, are less-well understood. The President, presidential candidates, and various other politicians love to make political hay with it. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and other Continue Reading →

What Drives Entrepreneurs?

At 4:30 this morning, I put the finishing touches on my book, “Compassion and Truth: Why Good Intentions Don’t Equal Good Results,” and sent it on its way. Yay! The night before last I stayed up until 6:30am because I was so focused that I didn’t want to stop. Over Continue Reading →

Good Intentions and SNAP

I just received a postcard informing me that the guidelines for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) have changed. If I wasn’t eligible before, I may be now. It is easier than ever to apply. The SNAP program, as well as many other government benefits, are founded on Continue Reading →

When Religion Hurts

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons) Most religious traditions throughout history have some concern for what is right and good. Moreover, those traditions typically hold that helping the poor is a moral imperative, because they are vulnerable and helpless to some extent. Religious organizations have a lot to contribute to improving the Continue Reading →