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
Introducing: White Picket Fence
25 min
2
Introducing: Breakthrough
2 min
3
Bonus: The Making of The Pay Check
24 min
4
Moving Forward by Looking Back
31 min
5
Reparations Gone Wrong
25 min
6
A Reparations Experiment
33 min
7
The Problem With Affirmative Action
27 min
8
The Black Homeownership Tax
33 min
9
A Quick Note From The Pay Check
0 min
10
'The Last Plantation'
32 min
11
The Unrelenting Cost of Slavery
25 min
12
Introducing: Doubt
2 min
13
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
14
Coming Soon: The Pay Check Season 3
3 min
15
Introducing: Blood River, A New Podcast From Bl...
3 min
16
Introducing Foundering
3 min
17
Announcing Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus
0 min
18
Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America's Broke...
1 min
19
Coming Soon: Travel Genius Season 2
1 min
20
Introducing Prognosis Season 3: Superbugs
2 min
21
Live From London: Equal Pay for Equal Play
30 min
22
Help Wanted
26 min
23
The No-Child Policy
24 min
24
Introducing: Business of Bees
2 min
25
What About Dads?
25 min
26
The Bad Economics of Childcare
21 min
27
Introducing "What Goes Up," A New Show From Blo...
1 min
28
The Pregnant Pause
32 min
29
The Motherhood Penalty
24 min
30
Coming Soon: The Pay Check Season 2
1 min
31
A Message from The Pay Check
0 min
32
Introducing "Works For Me," A New Podcast From ...
2 min
33
Travel Genius, a New Show From Bloomberg
1 min
34
Prognosis, a New Show From Bloomberg
1 min
35
'This is My Number'
18 min
36
'Why Aren't There More Women in Poker?'
26 min
37
‘Have you ever been sexually harassed?’
23 min
38
Get Yourself Paid
28 min
39
Treating the Disease
One Good Reason to Make Everyone’s Salary Public
24 min
40
The Shaming Initiative
The U.K.’s big, nationwide experiment for pay equality just started. It’s already creating a big mess.
27 min
41
The Gray Areas
23 min
42
Let's Talk About a Sex Scandal
The Surprising Origins of the Gender Pay Gap
25 min
43
A Big, Expensive, Global Mystery
23 min
44
Coming Soon: The Pay Check
Bloomberg investigates an expensive global mystery: The gender pay gap
2 min