Corporate executive pay skyrocketed in 2020 during the pandemic while workers, hailed as heroes, saw their wages stagnate. New data from the Economic Policy Institute found that CEOs saw their compensation jump by 16 percent during the pandemic while average worker pay increased at a rate that just beat inflation.

Also, survival checks had huge, albeit temporary, effects on people’s lives, and while Joe Biden has made new moves to stem Arctic drilling, his heart might not really be in it. Learn more in today’s Midday Poster below, exclusively for subscribers!