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This Is What It's Like To Lose Your Job Because Of A Hurricane | HuffPost
More than half a million people lost their jobs after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and there was an increase in applicants for both regular unemployment insurance and DUA benefits, according to a 2007 Government Accountability Office report.
newsletter  unemployment 
18 days ago by brycecovert
Even After the Glass Ceiling Yields, Female Executives Find Shaky Ground - The New York Times
Researchers at Utah State University concluded in a report last year that women were more likely than men to be promoted to the top job of a troubled company. And then, the researchers found, the women “often lacked the support or authority” to make the kind of changes the company needed, leading to shorter tenures.

Female chief executives in their first year on the job were also 34 percent more likely to be targeted by an activist investor agitating for a change in strategy, a separate study by an Arizona State University researcher found. In looking at all chief executive appointments from 2003 to 2013, the researcher found that one in four women had led companies that had landed in the cross hairs of such investors.
newsletter  glasscliff 
7 weeks ago by brycecovert
The Universal Phenomenon of Men Interrupting Women - The New York Times
Victoria L. Brescoll, associate professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management, published a paper in 2012 showing that men with power talked more in the Senate, which was not the case for women. Another study, “Can an Angry Woman Get Ahead?” concluded that men who became angry were rewarded, but that angry women were seen as incompetent and unworthy of power in the workplace.
newsletter  womenworkers 
june 2017 by brycecovert
These are the people who suffered when Kansas’s conservative experiment failed - The Washington Post
Brownback, a former senator and 2008 presidential candidate, came into the Kansas’s governor’s office in 2011 on promises to eliminate the income tax, reduce the number of people on public assistance, and overhaul public schools.

The changes came quickly. The state limited eligibility for welfare and instilled a lifetime ban on welfare recipients who broke certain rules. It dramatically lowered taxes, by reducing the number of income tax brackets in the state from three to two and slashing rates on both. It also exempted small-business income from taxation entirely — creating what analysts described as a pernicious loophole when individuals started representing themselves as small businesses to qualify.
Kansas  teaparty  newsletter 
june 2017 by brycecovert
How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality - The New York Times
President Barack Obama’s 2017 budget proposal estimated that it would take $1 billion a year over the next 10 years to eliminate family homelessness in America — not decrease it or slice it in half, but end it. That’s less than 1 percent of what we currently spend on homeowner subsidies. And yet a bill designed to provide every child in America with a home was pronounced dead on arrival in Congress.
newsletter  housing  taxes 
may 2017 by brycecovert
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