The Pay Check

More than 150 years after the end of slavery in the U.S., the net worth of a typical white family is almost seven times greater than that of the average Black family. Season 3 of The Pay Check digs into into how we got to where we are today and what can be done to narrow the yawning racial wealth gap in the U.S.Jackie Simmons and Rebecca Greenfield co-host the season, which kicks off with a personal story about land Jackie's family acquired some time after slavery that they're on the verge of losing. From there the series explores all the ways the wealth gaps manifests and the radical solutions, like affirmative action, quotas, and reparations, that can potentially lead to greater equality.

Society & Culture
Investing
Business
1
Bonus: The Making of The Pay Check
24 min
2
Moving Forward by Looking Back
31 min
3
Reparations Gone Wrong
25 min
4
A Reparations Experiment
33 min
5
The Problem With Affirmative Action
27 min
6
The Black Homeownership Tax
33 min
7
A Quick Note From The Pay Check
0 min
8
'The Last Plantation'
32 min
9
The Unrelenting Cost of Slavery
25 min
10
Introducing: Doubt
2 min
11
An Asset Becomes a Liability
Looking at the racial wealth gap in the U.S., and how one family attempted to hold onto land in Texas
26 min
12
Coming Soon: The Pay Check Season 3
3 min
13
Introducing: Blood River, A New Podcast From Bl...
3 min
14
Introducing Foundering
3 min
15
Announcing Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus
0 min
16
Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America's Broke...
1 min
17
Coming Soon: Travel Genius Season 2
1 min
18
Introducing Prognosis Season 3: Superbugs
2 min
19
Live From London: Equal Pay for Equal Play
30 min
20
Help Wanted
26 min
21
The No-Child Policy
24 min
22
Introducing: Business of Bees
2 min
23
What About Dads?
25 min
24
The Bad Economics of Childcare
21 min
25
Introducing "What Goes Up," A New Show From Blo...
1 min
26
The Pregnant Pause
32 min
27
The Motherhood Penalty
24 min
28
Coming Soon: The Pay Check Season 2
1 min
29
A Message from The Pay Check
0 min
30
Introducing "Works For Me," A New Podcast From ...
2 min
31
Travel Genius, a New Show From Bloomberg
1 min
32
Prognosis, a New Show From Bloomberg
1 min
33
'This is My Number'
18 min
34
'Why Aren't There More Women in Poker?'
26 min
35
‘Have you ever been sexually harassed?’
23 min
36
Get Yourself Paid
28 min
37
Treating the Disease
One Good Reason to Make Everyone’s Salary Public
24 min
38
The Shaming Initiative
The U.K.’s big, nationwide experiment for pay equality just started. It’s already creating a big mess.
27 min
39
The Gray Areas
23 min
40
Let's Talk About a Sex Scandal
The Surprising Origins of the Gender Pay Gap
25 min
41
A Big, Expensive, Global Mystery
23 min
42
Coming Soon: The Pay Check
Bloomberg investigates an expensive global mystery: The gender pay gap
2 min