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Should companies be fined for not disclosing their gender pay gap?

Should companies be fined for not closing their gender pay gap?

Kamala Harris put forth a proposal this past week in which companies with 100+ employees would be required to show the pay data and would pay fines if they‚ are not closing their gender pay gap. I am pretty open to new solutions to this problem because, for forever, there have been gender gaps in pay, gaps for minorities in pay, that have been stubbornly persistent. We know that even having laws against them haven't worked. So, disclosure, paying fines - perhaps doing something to move this along will have a great benefit for women, for their families, for people who are not in the majority of the workforce, and eventually, for the economy.

What the heck is going on with Uber after it went public?

Well, look, there are market forces, there's a trade war with China, there's the fact that Uber was sort of long in the tooth by the time it went public -- that can be contributors to the pressure on the stock. But one that I would put out there that's worth thinking about in the venture-funded companies: The investors in those companies -- the price is set by folks who want to be in them, one might say the high bidder. Whereas in the public markets, it's the average of those who are looking to buy and looking to sell, not the high bidder. So you're seeing Uber, from the last round of financing sort of settle back in.

Khant Thaw Htoo is a young engineer who works in Eni's Sakura Tower office in the heart of Yangon. As an HSE engineer, he monitors the safety and environmental impact of onshore and offshore operations. He also looks out for his parents' well-being, in keeping with Myanmar's traditions.

Learn more about Khant in the final episode of the Faces of Eni series, which focuses on Eni's employees around the world.

On his first day as president, Joe Biden signed a remarkable series of executive orders. Boom! The US rejoins the Paris Climate Accord. Bang! The United States rejoins the World Health Organization. Pow! No more ban on immigration from many Muslim-majority countries. Biden's press secretary reminded reporters later in the day that all these orders merely begin complex processes that take time, but the impact is still dramatic.

If you lead a country allied with the US, or you're simply hoping for some specific commitment or clear and credible statement of purpose from the US government, you might feel a little dizzy today. The sight of an American president (Barack Obama) signing his name, of the next president (Donald Trump) erasing that name from the same legislation/bill, and then the following president (Biden) signing it back into law again will raise deep concerns over the long-term reliability of the world's still-most-powerful nation.

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Renowned tech journalist Kara Swisher has no doubt that social media companies bear responsibility for the January 6th pro-Trump riots at the Capitol and will likely be complicit in the civil unrest that may continue well into Biden's presidency. It's no surprise, she argues, that the online rage that platforms like Facebook and Twitter intentionally foment translated into real-life violence. But if Silicon Valley's current role in our national discourse is untenable, how can the US government rein it in? That, it turns out, is a bit more complicated. Swisher joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

"There needs to be a dramatic and deep reduction in the amount of debt on the poorest countries. That's clear." As the world's poorest nations struggle to recover from a devastating pandemic, World Bank President David Malpass argues that freeing them of much of their debt will be key. His conversation with Ian Bremmer is part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

Listen: Renowned tech journalist Kara Swisher has no qualms about saying that social media companies bear responsibility for the January 6th pro-Trump riots at the Capitol and will likely be complicit in the civil unrest that may continue well into Biden's presidency. It's no surprise, she argues, that the online rage that platforms like Facebook and Twitter intentionally foment translated into real-life violence. But if Silicon Valley's current role in our national discourse is untenable, how can the US government rein it in? That, it turns out, is a bit more complicated. Swisher joins Ian Bremmer on our podcast.

The GZERO World Podcast with Ian Bremmer. Listen now.

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