Kudos to the Gates Foundation, critically: after spending $775m on the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching, a Big Data initiative to enhance training for poor and deprived college students, they employed exterior auditors to judge this system’s effectiveness, and revealed that report, although it reveals that the method did no good on steadiness and […]
San Francisco is without doubt one of the costliest locations on the earth to stay — six determine incomes are thought-about “low” and even the tiniest homes are farcically costly.
Housing prices are fueled by a mix of property hypothesis, NIMBYism that forestalls high-density initiatives, and, in fact, the world-beating wealth inequality of […]
When Erin Winick was a sophomore, she obtained a summer time internship at an organization the place her supervisor provided her the chance to make use of her ardour for 3D printing to streamline the corporate’s mold-making course of; however when she began consulting with “Gary,” a 34-year veteran of the corporate who was […]
Ibrahim Diallo was eight months into a 3 yr contract with an enormous firm when its methods abruptly determined that he was fired: first it instructed his recruiter that he’d been let go, then it stopped accepting his cross for the parking and the turnstyles, then his logins stopped working, and at every flip, […]
We’re into the fifth week of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, a nationwide rebellion over the state of the richest nation on the earth, the place 140,000,000 folks reside at or beneath the poverty line (America is historical past’s first rich poor country).
As the motion sweeps […]
America’s well being care is completely screwed up, Part Ten Gazillion: in lots of instances, the medicines your physician prescribes are cheaper than the co-pay your medical insurance expenses, which signifies that in the event you simply purchase the meds as a substitute of charging them to insurance coverage, you lower your expenses.
In the NYT, a pair of behavioral scientists describe a forthcoming Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes article (Sci-Hub mirror) that studied the impact of mindfulness meditation (a stylish office moral-booster) on staff’ motivation and efficiency.
Turns out that individuals who meditate are much less motivated: “Meditation was correlated with reduced thoughts about […]
GDP and inventory market efficiency are the 2 metrics that economists (and politicians) use to measure the well being of a nation’s financial system, and by these metrics, Trump is doing a hell of a job.
These are oblique proxies for the well being of a nation: when there’s plenty of financial exercise […]
Unionized UPS Teamsters — 260,000 of them — are set to strike within the greatest American strike since UPS’s unionized drivers walked out in 1997.
Superficially, the problem is in regards to the firm transferring to seven-day supply, however the challenge that is forcing the strike is the sizable cohort of union members […]
In most international locations, rising productiveness means fewer working hours: however US staff, among the many world’s best, put longer hours than different rich-country staff, particularly nordic staff — if America’s productiveness/hours curve labored prefer it does in Denmark and Norway, American staff would get an extra 2.2 months of trip yearly.