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In OtherWords: October 8, 2014

Sarah Anderson invokes the Three Stooges to put some rich news on runaway CEO pay into perspective.

This week in OtherWords, Sarah Anderson invokes the Three Stooges to put some rich news on runaway CEO pay into perspective and Peter Hart says that big media outlets are engaging in a new form of climate denial.

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  1. It Takes a Mentor / Diana Anahi Torres
    I paid less than $10,000 to earn my college degree from a top-ranked school.
  2. The Media’s New Climate Denialism / Peter Hart
    When journalists cover fracking, they often fail to mention its contribution to global warming.
  3. Olive Garden Execs Parachute Away / Sarah Anderson
    The nation’s largest full-service restaurant chain is sending three top executives off with $68 million while paying workers $2.13 per hour.
  4. The Not-So-Good News about the Border Crisis / Emily Schwartz Greco
    The Obama administration is making it harder for Central Americans to get refugee status.
  5. Banning Medical Pot Makes No Sense / Jill Richardson
    Why deny a cancer or AIDS patient a medication that reduces suffering?
  6. Try to Buy a Baloney Sandwich with That / Jim Hightower
    Rather than urge guests to leave bigger tips and thank you notes, Marriott should pay its housekeepers a living wage.
  7. Head in the Tar Sands / Khalil Bendib cartoon
Head in the Tar Sands, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Head in the Tar Sands, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

 

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Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org @ESGreco