Larger Than Life

Fat cat ... overweight men earn moreIn general, I have a healthy respect for the news media. But occasionally, things spin  out of control. Somehow, my finding (with Michael Kortt) that there is no wage penalty to being overweight in the Australian labour market got spun into a story that there is a benefit to carrying a few extra kilos. So the British Sun newspaper ran a story headlined Fatties Earn More Cash (complete with obligatory cigar-chewing man).

This prompted my brother-in-law to forward me the cartoon below, from PhD Comics.

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One Response to Larger Than Life

  1. Nina says:

    That is hilarious. Well done, news media!

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