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The Week Unwrapped: Salaries, sorties and dropshippers

How did the US women’s football team lose their equal pay case? Why isn’t the RAF on lockdown? And what is dropshipping?

Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days.

In this week’s episode, we discuss:

Salaries

The US women’s soccer team has lost its court battle for equal pay. As sports across the world are on hold, will the momentum slow for women’s teams striving for equal footing with men’s teams? And what does the pandemic mean for the gender pay gap across business more broadly?

Sorties

Amid all the wartime rhetoric around coronavirus, it is easy to forget that military operations are still going on around the world. Were British forces right to conduct deadly bombing raids against Isis targets in Iraq, while the UN calls for a global ceasefire? And does military action count as “essential work”?

Dropshippers

The Canadian ecommerce company Shopify reported a 50% rise in revenues this week, and a record share price that values it at $80bn. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a huge increase in demand for the simple online shopping software it sells - and some traditional retailers and manufacturers are hoping that it will give them a new way of getting their products to customers.

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