The first eight comments in the comments section of the NYT are very good, but I wish that each had started with something like: Great column Nicholas Kristof. Thank you for your excellent writing and analysis.
I particularly liked the point that we over value CEO’s and that in the 1960’s their salaries were only 20 times the lowest workers. Now, they are 303 or so times greater. It is frightening, and dangerous. It is time for shareholders to revolt. It is easy to think clearly for a few minutes after such a magnificently written piece.
Kristof wrote: “More broadly, the United States has overdone the cult of the C.E.O., partly explaining why at the largest companies the ratio of C.E.O. compensation to typical worker pay rose from 20 to one in 1965 to 303 to one in 2014, according to the Economic Policy Institute.In any case, even if you were conducting a job search for a great C.E.O. to lead the free world, you wouldn’t turn to either Trump or Fiorina.”
Source: 3 Peerless Republicans for President: Trump, Carson and Fiorina – The New York Times
Only five states — Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Texas — require the testing of all rape kits, according to the Joyful Heart Foundation, which advocates universal testing. Nobody has any idea how many thousands of rape kits remain untested in police stations, partly because there is no national audit of them. Detroit found 11,341 untested kits in police storage. Memphis found 12,164. Milwaukee had 2,655. Tulsa, Okla., 3,783. In Seattle, one of the most progressive cities in the country, of the 1,641 rape kits collected between 2004 and 2014, only 22 percent were sent to a lab for testing.
“Primarily it’s raging incompetence that we find too often in police departments that we go into,” said Tom Dart, the Cook County sheriff, who has found untested rape kits in other towns besides Robbins. “It’s a combination of raging incompetence and just not caring.”
via Despite DNA, the Rapist Got Away – NYTimes.com.