Public and Private Sector Wage Disparity

To begin looking at the actually case studies coming out of New England and Minnesota, first, we need to look at the overall data.  The Center for Economic and Policy Research released a study, “The Wage Penalty for State and Local Government Employees” in 2010 that discussed the actual earnings of state and local workers … Continue reading

Wait…What was that?

The contestation of discount rates in states and municipalities is completely based in speculation.  All projected return rates from markets are, just as titled, presumptive.  The true issue at hand is whether or not to operate the pension fund accounting in a conservative or risky manner.  Surely, in 2010, when the average return rate was … Continue reading

A Plea for Cultural Education

The taboo subject of race and ethnicity in the country has stalemated progress for equity of access and achievement in racial and ethnic minorities.  The glaring exception to this fact is the Asian populations who are still strife with their own issues, but are on par with whites.  The historical impediments to equal education are … Continue reading