Monthly Archives: August 2012

The War on the Young: Job Markets

A piece at the WSJ describes how younger Americans are increasingly taking jobs for which they seem overeducated. For example: Dave Marshall, 23, earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Florida in Gainesville last year, works in … Continue reading

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War on the Young: Economics Edition

Joel Kotkin describes one outcome of the ongoing economic slump: people aren’t having as many children. This is bad news because much growth is driven by the young, in return young people are optimistic and start families when the economy … Continue reading

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Reading is FUNdamental

Over at Businessweek Charles Kenny argues that the reason Americans score lower on tests than their international peers is because parents just aren’t as involved. There’s this fascinating paragraph: Around the world, the catch-all measure used to proxy for parental … Continue reading

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Restaurant Weeks

Discussed in a post over at the Atlantic. I’ve had some pretty bad experiences with restaurant week (including a restaurant which was out of bread.) My advice is eat out another time.

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Expectations and Utility

August is hot, but I expect it to be hot in the Summer. September is often hot as well but it’s frustrating because I think of it as Autumn and expect it to be cool.

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Will Millenials Revolutionize the Workplace?

I think it’s unlikely. Social norms are resilient and often arise for good reasons (sometimes for not so good ones, admittedly). An author at the Washington Post argues that we’ll see things shift with the next generation. The good part … Continue reading

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Long Commutes

One not-very-good solution to being unable to sell your home and move to a place with work. (Remember this is what we’re paying for with our tax subsidies.)

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