What We’re Reading Today (8/30)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

Bustle

Hurricane Harvey Affects Women More Than Men & Here’s Why

Madhuri Sathish, August 29

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The Wall Street Journal

White House Won’t Require Firms to Report Pay by Gender, Race

Ted Mann, August 29

 

Fast Company

These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism

John Paul Titlow, August 29

 

Newsweek

Ivanka Backs Trump Administration’s Plan to Scrap Obama Rules Preventing Pay Discrimination

Callum Paton, August 30

 

The New York Times

U.S. Economy Grew 3% in 2nd Quarter, Fastest Pace in 2 Years

Nelson D. Schwartz, August 30

 

The Wall Street Journal

Pressure Grows to Fund Children’s Health Program

Stephanie Armour, August 29

 

The Wall Street Journal

Workers Save More for Retirement When Employers Tell Them to, Study Says

Francesca Fontana, August 20

 

HISTORY

The New York Times

A diminutive woman — and a spy who defined courage

David Ignatius, August 29

 

OPINION

The Washington Post

The Trump administration’s ongoing attack on workers

Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg, August 30

 

The Washington Post

Trump says a corporate tax cut would create more jobs. Economists aren’t so sure.

Danielle Paquette, August 30

 

The New York Times

It’s a Myth That Corporate Tax Cuts Mean More Jobs

Sarah Anderson, August 30

What We’re Reading Today (8/29)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

Business Record

Guest Opinion: Use your words, tell your story to spark change

Tiffany O’Donnell, August 28

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The New York Times

Home Health Care: Shouldn’t It Be Work Worth Doing?

Eduardo Porter, August 29

 

Chicago Tribune

Illinois’ No Salary History bill vetoed

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, August 28

 

Fortune

This Is the New Uber CEO’s Track Record on Gender Equality

Valentina Zarya, August 28

 

Glamour

Black Girls Code Turned Down $125,000 From Uber—Then Crowd-Funded Even More

Maggie Mallon, August 28

 

The Washington Post

Americans express support for traditional public schools in new poll, even as Trump disparages them

Valerie Strauss, August 29

 

The Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Challenged by Civil-Liberties Lawsuits

Nancy A. Youssef, August 28

 

INTERNATIONAL

BuzzFeed News

The Gender Wage Gap Is Due To Sexism, Not Low Paying Industries, Researchers Say

Gina Rushton

 

OPINION

Market Watch

Opinion: No, hurricanes are not good for the economy

Caroline Baum, August 29

What We’re Reading Today (8/28)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

The New York Times

The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students

Gail O. Mellow, August 28

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The New York Times

Why Medicare and Medicaid Can Outmatch Private Plans on Cost

Austin Frakt, August 28

 

The Wall Street Journal

Unemployment’s Steady Fall Could Signal Trouble—or a Broader Structural Shift

David Harrison, August 27

 

The Wall Street Journal

In St. Louis, a Rare Effort to Lower the Minimum Wage

Eric Morath, August 27

 

The Washington Post

Some say people on disability just need to get back to work. It’s not that easy.

Terrence McCoy, August 27

 

The New York Times

Closing a Racial Divide, One Swim Lesson at a Time

Vivian Wang, August 27

 

CULTURE

Refinery 29

Insecure Stars Say Black Women’s Equal Pay Gap Is Everyone’s Problem

Judith Ohikuare

 

OPINION

The Washington Post

No, millennials aren’t killing stable employment

Danielle Paquette, August 28

 

The New York Times

Unemployment in Black and White

NYT Editorial Board, August 28

 

The New York Times

The Secret to a Good Robot Teacher

David DeSteno, Cynthia Breazeal and Paul Harris, August 26

 

The New York Times

Two Lessons in Prejudice

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, August 26

What We’re Reading Today (8/25)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


DOMESTIC POLICY

The New York Times

As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check

Steve Lohr, August 24

 

The Economist

Does ageing explain America’s disappointing wage growth?

August 24

 

Huffington Post

What It’s Like To Be A Teen In The U.S. Who Can’t Afford Tampons

Eleanor Goldberg, August 25

 

The New York Times

Will the Republican Tax Bill Be Aimed at the Economic Past, or the Future?

Neil Irwin, August 25

 

Glamour

Uber Is Donating $1.2 Million to Girls Who Code

Maggie Mallon, August 24

 

The Washington Post

Golden parachutes for presidents of public colleges with thin budgets

Jon Marcus, August 25

 

INTERNATIONAL

The Economist

Are men more irrationally exuberant than women?

August 24

 

LOCAL

The Washington Post

Researcher’s fight to close achievement gap irked school board for years

Jay Mathews, August 25

 

OPINION

 

The Washington Post

Don’t fall for the misinformation campaign against Title IX reforms

Chad W. Dunn, August 24

 

The Washington Post

Making a dent in student debt with ‘Freshman Year for Free’

Michelle Singletary, August 24

 

The New York Times

The Worst (and Best) Places to Be Gay in America

Frank Bruni, August 25

What We’re Reading Today (8/24)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


DOMESTIC POLICY

The New York Times

Pregnant and Far from Home, a Sisterhood of the Expecting

Kirk Johnson, August 24

 

The Wall Street Journal

Sexual-Harassment Scandals Lead to Tough Conversations in Silicon Valley

Yoree Koh, August 24

 

Market Watch

One theory why income inequality has grown in America

Jacob Passy, August 24

 

Market Watch

U.S. jobless claims inch up from 6-month low

Greg Robb, August 24

 

Huffington Post

The Problem With Shutting Down Abortion Clinics In Rural And Low-Income Areas

Jenavieve Hatch, August 23

 

The Washington Post

Federal prisons must now provide free tampons and pads to incarcerated women

Michael Alison Chandler, August 24

 

Market Watch

Student loan company accused of delaying debt forgiveness for teachers and social workers

Jillian Berman, August 23

 

The New York Times

Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

Jeremy Ashkenas, Haeyoun Park, and Adam Pearce, August 24

 

The New York Times

How Redlining’s Racist Effects Lasted for Decades

Emily Badger, August 24

 

The New York Times

Military Transgender Ban to Begin Within 6 Months, Memo Says

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, August 23

 

The New York Times

Federal Judge Rejects a Revised Voter ID Law in Texas

Manny Fernandez, August 23

 

CULTURE

The New York Times

In Movies and on TV, Racism Made Plain

Wesley Morris, August 23

 

The New York Times

‘Girls Trip’ Writers Make Movie History — and Influence It, Too

Yamiche Alcindor, August 23

 

OPINION

The Washington Post

Bend the trend: Reviving unionization in America

Jared Bernstein, August 24

 

The Washington Post

Trump’s claim that he, himself, created 1 million jobs as president

Glenn Kessler, August 24

 

Glamour

Study Insists That Men Have Just As Much Work-Life Stress as Women, and I’m Not Here For It

Hillary Kelly, August 23

What We’re Reading Today (8/23)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

Market Watch

We need to talk about ‘hot’ female economists

Jillian Berman, August 22

 

NPR

An Air Force Cadet At 25: A Sign Of The Times In Higher Education

Elissa Nadworny, August 23

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

Variety

The Fight for Equal Pay: Women, Minorities on TV Still Making Less Than White Men

Daniel Holloway, August 22

 

Glamour

Even Artificial Intelligence Is Sexist

Suzannah Weiss, August 22

 

Huffington Post

There’s Nothing Subtle About The Sexism In Tech

Emily Peck, August 22

 

Market Watch

We need to talk about ‘hot’ female economists

Jillian Berman, August 22

 

Huffington Post

Georgia Woman Claims She Was Fired Because Of Her Period

Alanna Vagianos, August 22

 

Glamour

These 22 College Students Will Change Your Perspective on What It’s Like to be a Young Woman in America Right Now

Ashley Edwards Walker, Jessica Militare and Kate Friedman, August 23

 

Teen Vogue

Atlanta Could Elect a Queer Muslim Woman for the First Time

Emma Sarran Webster, August 22

 

The New York Times

Labor Wants to Make Nafta Its Friend. Here’s the Problem.

Eduardo Porter, August 22

 

The Washington Post

Virginia parents to receive free baby boxes, part of a campaign to promote safe sleep

Michael Alison Chandler, August 23

 

Market Watch

Young middle-class adults spend their money (to help them in job interviews)

Maria Lamagna, August 23

 

LOCAL

The Washington Post

The hard work of school reform is paying off in the District

WaPo Editorial Board, August 22

 

OPINION

The New York Times

Why I Refuse to Avoid White People

Chloe Valdaray, August 22

 

The Washington Post

Where do we learn that poverty is shameful and dangerous? At the movies.

Stephen Pimpare, August 23

 

The Washington Post

Want to see proof of institutional racism? Let weed open your eyes.

Courtland Miloy, August 22

 

The Wall Street Journal

Right-to-Work Sore Losers

WSJ Editorial Board, August 22

What We’re Reading Today (8/22)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

The Root

Black Women and Girls May Run the World, but They’re Not Safe in It

Andre Perry, August 22

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The Wall Street Journal

How Retiring Baby Boomers Hinder U.S. Wage Growth

Eric Morath, August 21

 

USA Today

Bro culture is under attack, but women say it’s far from tamed

Marco della Cava and Kevin McCoy, August 21

 

USA Today

‘Delivery economy’ creates wave of low-wage jobs

Kellie Ell, August 22

 

Market Watch

Only 37% of Americans believe today’s children will grow up to be better off

Alessandra Malito, August 22

 

The New York Times

Sex Education Based on Abstinence? There’s a Real Absence of Evidence

Aaron E. Carroll, August 22

 

INTERNATIONAL

The New York Times

A New Tune on Women’s Rights in the Arab World
Shereen El Feki, August 22

 

Glamour

Could Gossip Be Causing Teen Pregnancy?

Shay Maunz, August 21

 

Jezebel

Chilean Court Votes To Ease Total Ban On Abortions for the First Time In 30 Years

Lauren Evans, August 21

 

OPINION

Cosmopolitan

I Almost Died During Childbirth. I’m Not Alone.

Rachel Stuhler, August 21

 

USA Today

Voices: I write about race because … We are not your slaves!

Ricky Jones, August 22

 

The New York Times

Why Is the Fed So Scared of Inflation?

NYT Editorial Board, August 22

 

The New York Times

Live in a Poor Neighborhood? Better Be a Perfect Parent.

Emma S. Ketteringham, August 22

 

The Washington Post

Abstinence-only education doesn’t work. We’re still funding it.

John Santelli, August 21

 

The New York Times

Let Consumers Sue Companies

Richard Cordray, August 22

 

The Washington Post

3 in 10 strong Trump supporters accept or are indifferent to white supremacist views

Philip Bump, August 22

 

VACATION INSPIRATION

The New York Times

The Wonder Women of Botswana Safari

Hillary Richard, August 22