Here’s the thing I believe the original poster had some sincere concerns based upon his observations of NCLEX pass rates/questions in his cohort. There may be some statistical explanations for his observations that render them true for his cohort, but false from a larger perspective. The issue of equal pay is equally (or even more) complex and varies by not just industry, but nationality and specific location. In the final analysis Some of us may be liberal, conservative, progressives, libertarians, and socialists, but we are all nurses trying to make sense out of difficult, and often perplexing situations. We shouldn’t extrapolate personal characteristics about how we treat our patients based upon heated discussion about controversial subjects on a discussion board.