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  • NATIONWIDE: Midterm Meanness: Negative Ads Rule the 2006 Elections (CQ)

    Midterm Roundup

  • The falling short of such a state is called Meanness, the exceeding it Vulgar

    Ethics

  • Note 18: This quotation is from an article entitled "Meanness" in the Evening Journal in late May or early June, 1830.

    Advocating The Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840

  • Phrases, and those which are used in ordinary Conversation, become too familiar to the Ear, and contract a kind of Meanness by passing through the Mouths of the Vulgar, a Poet should take particular Care to guard himself against Idiomatick Ways of Speaking.

    The Spectator, Volume 2.

  • Obama Blitz Roundup: 'Meanness' on Right, Pelosi's Warning, Only ABC Raises ACORN

    memeorandum

  • Meanness that is equally viral in the extreme left as the extreme right.

    Aide: Obama doesn't think tea partiers are racist

  • And Stacey, well, she's just trying to make it to the end of the summer to get away from her former best friend, "Her Royal Meanness, Laine Cummings."

    Summer Book Club: 'The Summer Before' shows how Baby-Sitters Club formed

  • In the study's white paper, "When Executives Rake in Millions: Meanness in Organizations," professors from Harvard, Rice and the University of Utah argue that rising income inequality between executives and ordinary workers results in "power asymmetries in the workplace such that top executives come to view lower level workers as dispensable objects not worthy of human dignity."

    The More CEOs Make, The Worse They Treat Workers, Says A New Study

  • Meanness, it appears, was rated on a scale from 0 to 7, with 7 meaning the boss walks around poking people in the eye with a stick, and 0 meaning executives carry employees from place to place in silken hammocks while trained birds with beautiful plumage bring them individually monogrammed grapes.

    Study: More Money Makes Managers Meaner

  • The report, "When Executives Rake in Millions: Meanness in Organizations," begins by noting that the average pay of CEOs of the biggest 500 companies in the U.S. has increased by 300% over the last decade.

    Study: More Money Makes Managers Meaner

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