President of Chile Creates Equity Commission

President Michelle Bachelet took an interesting step forward by creating an Equity Commission to examine wage disparities in Chilean society. The average factory workers in Chile makes $145 a month while an executive makes 200 times that wage. The disparity in most European nations is about 8 to 1. In the United States, the disparity is about 400 to 1. Bachelet took an interesting approach in forming the Equity Commission. She reached out to all political parties for membership, the Catholic Church, and union leaders. Her goal was fostering a spirit of evolving a plan that addressed the needs of the entire nation rather than of a political party.