A different approach to equal pay
by Doc Searls Friday, January 12, 2018

I want to start by making this much clear: my wife is the smartest person I know. She's especially smart about business, and has done quite well at it.

This morning, while we were working in the kitchen and listening to news about how Michelle Williams was paid 1/1000th what Mark Wahlberg got for doing the same thing, on the same movie, she had this idea: "Here's a great way to equalize pay in a company and save money as well: start paying men no more than what women get for doing the same job."

Reminded me how, not long after I met her, she said "I'm not interested in equality with men. Why deal down?" (Yes, she was joking. Still, a memorable utterance.)

Just thought I'd share that.