A weekly link round-up of sociological work – work by sociologists, referencing sociologists, or just of interest to sociologists. This scatterplot feature is co-produced with Mike Bader.
- Non-compete agreements now cover about a sixth of all US workers, including 1 in 8 low income workers; half of those agreements were pushed on workers after they began their new job.
- Wired reviews David Graeber’s new book on bullshit jobs.
- The NYT has good coverage of new CEO pay data, including some of the subtleties of interpreting CEO/median pay ratios.
- Aliza Luft and Daniel Solomon explain why it’s so dangerous for the President to dehumanize immigrants.
- White Evangelicals and Republicans (who largely overlap) are least likely to believe the US has a responsibility to accept refugees.
- “on every question in the racial resentment battery, white Democrats were more likely to take the liberal position in 2016 than they were in 2011, often startlingly so.”
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