Precious Metal

It’s good to be the CEO. The median pay package for the leader of a large company just passed the $10 million mark. “A chief executive now makes about 257 times the average worker’s salary, up sharply from 181 times in 2009.”

+ The CEO just got a huge raise and you didn’t. Here’s why.

+ Want to improve your quality of life? Try moving to place where heavy metal is huge. It turns out that “this music of disillusion and despair is, strangely, biggest in countries with very high quality of life.” (Somewhat related: My McSweeney’s piece: An open letter to the guy who puked next to me at a heavy metal concert.)

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