Who Makes How Much, and Why
Why Finance Professors and Female Supermodels Make More Money
And who’ll deny
It’s what the fighting’s all about?
—Pink Floyd, “Us and Them,” 1973
In America, you look at the mansion on the hill and think, “One day that will be me.” In Ireland, people say, “One day, I’m going to get that bastard.”
—Bono, of U2 fame, Sunday Mirror, October 9, 2005
What did they want, those violent men, ragged, bellowing and wild-eyed, who with clubs and pikes poured through the ancient stress of distracted Paris? They wanted to put an end to oppression, tyranny, and the sword; they wanted work for all men, education for ...