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Performance Pay and Wage Inequality

There is a very interesting paper in the February 2009 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Economics on “Performance Pay and Wage Inequality”. It’s fascinating to think that 21% of the rise in wage inequality since 1980 might be attributable to increased use of performance pay schemes.

American Immigration Trends

The New York Times has a beautiful visualization of immigration trends in the United States since 1880. I highly recommend spending a few minutes playing with the interactive display.