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Catherine Rampell

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July 2006: Journalist.


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) New York Times Source Dec 3, 2013
Student/Trainee (past or present) Princeton University Organization Nov 2, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) USA TODAY Source Jul 10, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Washington Post Source May 15, 2014

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
May 15, 2014 What preschoolers can teach Silicon Valley about “sharing”

QUOTE: At its most benign, calling things “sharing” that are actually no different from traditional commerce is just empty marketing....more perniciously, this semantic sleight of hand has been used to justify tax evasion and other kinds of law-skirting. Of course you shouldn’t have to pay hotel taxes if you’re just “sharing” your home!

Washington Post
Dec 03, 2013 The Wedding Fix Is In

QUOTE: Wedding vendors seemed to be trying to size me up to figure out how much I’m willing to pay; consumer advocates say this is a common practice, as is charging more for a given service for a wedding than for a “family function” or “corporate event.”...forms of what economists call price discrimination; it sounds unfair, but it’s perfectly legal, and it’s easier to get away with in markets where there’s little price transparency and consumers are relatively uninformed.

New York Times
Apr 15, 2011 The Pirates of Capitol Hill

QUOTE: This is about reshaping the government and economy to benefit the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the poor and powerless.

New York Times
Jan 11, 2011 More Workers Complain of Bias on the Job, a Trend Linked to Widespread Layoffs

QUOTE: In a tough job market, more and more workers are accusing their employers of discrimination, a report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said on Tuesday.

New York Times
Jul 28, 2010 Job Subsidies Providing Help to Private Side

QUOTE: States are putting hundreds of thousands of people directly into jobs through programs reminiscent of the more ambitious work projects of the Great Depression. But the new efforts have a twist: While the wages are being paid by the government, most of the participants are working for private companies.

New York Times
Jun 21, 2010 In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That

QUOTE: the tactic getting the most attention — and the most controversy — is the sudden, deliberate and dubiously effective grade inflation, which had begun even before the legal job market softened.

New York Times
Feb 23, 2008 What Facebook Knows That You Don't

QUOTE: All the commotion about how Facebook hoards outgoing users' data got me wondering whether we're missing the more important privacy question: What happens to all the data we active members choose to delete, for privacy reasons or otherwise?

Washington Post
Oct 19, 2007 Standing Up To Takedown Notices: Web Users Turn the Tables on Copyright Holders

QUOTE: recently -- in part because of backlash among users and advocacy groups who say copyright holders are abusing the law and wrongfully taking down content -- the challenges to these copyright claims also appear to be increasing.

Washington Post
Jul 10, 2006 Voter registration issues cloud elections

QUOTE: A relatively obscure area of election law has sparked a flurry of lawsuits over who gets to register new voters and how they perform the task...Advocates of tighter rules say they're trying to prevent election fraud. Critics contend the rules could be used to disenfranchise voters who might make a difference.