Disneyland and the fight for fairer pay in America

This past weekend, I seem to have struck a nerve with a Twitter thread about wage inequality at the Walt Disney Co - it is important to note that I speak only for myself and not for my family. The thread went viral, partly because of my name. But I suspect it would be far harder to get that reaction if my last name were Procter or Gamble.

That's because the Disney brand occupies a special place in America's economic landscape. Its profits are powered by emotion and sentiment and, yes, something as fundamental as the difference between right and wrong.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2019, with the headline 'Disneyland and the fight for fairer pay in America'. Print Edition | Subscribe