income http://kuow.org en Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes http://kuow.org/post/fast-food-ceos-earn-supersize-salaries-workers-earn-small-potatoes At a time when fast-food workers make an average of about $9 an hour, what are the chief executives bringing home?<p>According to a <a href="http://www.demos.org/publication/fast-food-failure-how-ceo-worker-pay-disparity-undermines-industry-and-overall-economy">new report</a>, YUM! (owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut) compensated its CEO $22 million in 2013.<p>Chipotle's CEO took home $13.8 million in total compensation. And McDonald's CEO compensation totaled $7.7 million. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:20:00 +0000 editor 33043 at http://kuow.org Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes Who Had Richer Parents, Doctors Or Artists? http://kuow.org/post/who-had-richer-parents-doctors-or-artists A few weeks ago, we were sitting around the office arguing over this simple question: Who had richer parents, journalists or people working in finance? Doctors or artists? More generally: What's the link between household income during childhood and job choice during adulthood?<p>After some poking around, we figured out how to settle the argument. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:18:19 +0000 editor 30779 at http://kuow.org Who Had Richer Parents, Doctors Or Artists? The Rising Income Gap: Is It All That Bad? http://kuow.org/post/rising-income-gap-it-all-bad <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">The rich are indeed getting richer. An updated&nbsp;<a href="http://elsa.berkeley.edu/~saez/saez-UStopincomes-2012.pdf">study from&nbsp;</a><a href="http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/the-rich-get-richer-through-the-recovery/">UC-Berkeley&nbsp;</a>finds that the income gap between the country's top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent is the highest level recorded since the government started collecting that data nearly 100 years ago.</p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">Some argue that more wealth in the world means a bigger slice of the economic pie for everyone. Others say the growing income gap means even less economic gains for the poor. Ross Reynolds talks with two economists, Dean Baker, founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Ben Powell, director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University for two perspectives.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:48:23 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20226 at http://kuow.org