Nuclear future Radical Reads - Celebrity reading lists & book recommendations. Get lit. ❤ A Guide to Statistics on Historical Trends in Income Inequality The broad facts of income inequality over the past six decades are easily summarized: The years from the end of World War II into the 1970s were ones of substantial economic growth and broadly shared prosperity. Incomes grew rapidly and at roughly the same rate up and down the income ladder, roughly doubling in inflation-adjusted terms between the late 1940s and early 1970s. The income gap between those high up the income ladder and those on the middle and lower rungs — while substantial — did not change much during this period. Data from a variety of sources contribute to this broad picture of strong growth and shared prosperity for the early postwar period, followed by slower growth and growing inequality since the 1970s. This guide consists of four sections. I. Both agencies produce their own tables and statistics and make a public-use file of the underlying data available to other researchers. Concepts of Income Measured in Census and IRS Data Census Money Income Income Tax Data
Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Talent After the tragic events of 9/11, a team of Harvard psychologists quietly “invaded” the US intelligence system. The team, led by Richard Hackman, wanted to determine what makes intelligence units effective. By surveying, interviewing, and observing hundreds of analysts across 64 different intelligence groups, the researchers ranked those units from best to worst. Then they identified what they thought was a comprehensive list of factors that drive a unit’s effectiveness—only to discover, after parsing the data, that the most important factor wasn’t on their list. Rather, the single strongest predictor of group effectiveness was the amount of help that analysts gave to each other. The importance of helping-behavior for organizational effectiveness stretches far beyond intelligence work. Across these diverse contexts, organizations benefit when employees freely contribute their knowledge and skills to others. Yet far too few companies enjoy these benefits. Give, take, or match Dream on
Booksthatmakeyoudumb Ta-Nehisi Coates - Authors On Monday, 66-year old Joan Tarshis accused Bill Cosby of raping her. Tarshis says the attack took place in 1969, when she was 19 and working as comedy writer: ... Tarshis is the fifth woman to publicly accuse Bill Cosby of raping her. Perhaps it is not fair for a journalist to consider, or even publicize, anonymous allegations of criminal activity. Most of these allegations came after Constand sued Cosby in civil court. A defense of Cosby requires that one believe that several women have decided to publicly accuse one of the most powerful men in recent Hollywood history of a crime they have no hope of seeing prosecuted, and for which they are seeking no damages. I spent parts of 2006 and 2007 following Bill Cosby around the country. The author of this moment is Bill Cosby. I published a reported essay in 2008, in this magazine, on these call-outs. At the time I wrote the piece, it was 13 peoples’ word—and I believed them. Courts belong to the society, not the other way around.
Game of Thrones as Theory Commentary by foreign policy analysts on the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones stressed its supposed underlying theme of political realism. Thus one writer claimed that the TV show and the George R.R. Martin novels on which it is based "clearly demonstrate the power of might over right," and another agreed: "In this kind of harsh relative gains world, realpolitik should be the expected pattern of behavior." To be sure, life in Westeros is poor, nasty, brutish and short, and Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and David Benioff and D.B. On the surface, ethical norms and honor receive short shrift in the series. To continue reading, please log in. Don't have an account? Register Register now to get three articles each month. As a subscriber, you get unrestricted access to ForeignAffairs.com. Register for free to continue reading. Registered users get access to three free articles every month. Have an account?
Project Alexandria - Helping you find your next favorite book Most minimum wage workers are adults who work for large corporations May 10, 2013 One of the major arguments that comes up whenever there’s some talk about raising the minimum wage is “What about small businesses!” and “What about teenagers! Who is going to hire teenagers if they have to pay them anything close to a living wage?” It’s easy to assume that most minimum wage workers are teenagers working for some extra pocket change so they can get a dress for prom, go to the movies or buy some Adderall off that kid in third-period history. Well, here’s the thing: Only 24% of minimum wage workers are teenagers. We have a serious problem with the working poor in this country. And what about small businesses! Well, as far as that goes, the majority of minimum wage workers (66%) in this country work for large corporations with more than 100 employees. It makes me sick. These companies complain about minimum wage hikes, and having to give workers health insurance. Sigh. One last thing on the small businesses, because I worked for a lot of them in my retail days.
Banker spekulerer som aldrig før, viser analyse fra Cevea | Cevea Spekulation Komplekse finansielle instrumenter udgør en voksende andel af de største bankers aktiver, viser gennemgang af regnskaber. I dag er det præcis fire år siden, at den amerikanske bank-og finanskoncern Lehman Brothers krakkede og sendte alverdens aktiemarkeder og den samlede verdensøkonomi på katastrofekurs. I månederne efter krisen spåede mange kommentatorer, at begivenheden ville få bankerne til at ændre kurs og vige bort fra de mest risikofyldte investeringer. Snarere tværtimod. »Der er ikke nogen tegn på, at vi er gået tilbage til en mere sund og traditionel bankdrift. Derivater fylder Tænketanken har i en ny analyse kigget på, hvor stor en andel af bankernes aktiver der udgøres af de komplekse finansielle instrumenter derivater. Oftest bruges derivaterne til at afdække en risiko, så en virksomhed eksempelvis sikrer sig en fast rente eller valutakurs i en længere periode, så de ikke behøver at bekymre sig om andet end deres kerneforretning. Behov for mere kontrol
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A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners Click to enlarge. (Max Fisher/Washington Post) Buried several hundred pages into a new World Economic Forum report on global tourism, past the sections on air travel infrastructure and physician density (by which they mean the number of physicians per capita, not the mass-per-cubic-meter of individual doctors), are some very interesting numbers. The WEF has compiled survey data from 140 countries estimating the attitude of each countries' population toward foreign visitors. The results, mapped out above, seem significant beyond just tourism. The WEF gathered the data from late 2011 through late 2012 by asking respondents, "How welcome are foreign visitors in your country?" According to the data, the top three most welcoming countries for foreigners are, in order: Iceland, New Zealand and Morocco. The three countries least welcoming to foreigners are, in order: Bolivia, Venezuela and Russia. The nationalism theory makes a bit more sense when we look region-to-region.