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The Pill Makes Women Richer

Kate Sheppard Mother Jones Not only is birth control helping women not get preggers, it’s also making women richer. Widespread availability of oral contraception—a.k.a. “The Pill”—has played a major role in closing the gender wage gap since the 1980s, according … Continue reading

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MIT research: The high price of losing manufacturing jobs

Kimberly Allen EurekAlert Study: Overseas manufacturing competition hits U.S. regions hard, leaving workers unemployed for years and local economies struggling. The loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs is a topic that can provoke heated arguments about globalization. But what do the … Continue reading

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