The rise in the wage gap may be caused in part by a productivity gap in companies. One answer for the less-productive firms: Increase worker curiosity in ideas and technology.
ByThe Monitor's Editorial Board
The closer that economists look at the rise in income inequality, the more they find one cause may be the rise of another inequality: The least productive firms are falling further behind the most productive firms. The Kmarts of the business world aren’t keeping up with the Googles. And one reason is a widening gap in innovation, creativity, and, more fundamentally, a curiosity to discover and embrace new ideas.