Spend enough time following the dangerous and disgusting trail of Chinese food contamination scandals, and one theme recurs: No matter how weird or disgusting the scandal, it’s probably happened before and — assuming it’s profitable — it’ll almost certainly happen again.
Nationally, blacks and Hispanics earn less than whites and generally have higher rates of unemployment. But there are significant regional variations. And looking at the Urban League rankings, I couldn’t help noticing how many northern liberal cities fared poorly on the racial equality index.
Most of us, whether we give to homeless-oriented charities or not, are not so organized. We sometimes give whatever small bills or change we happen to have in our pockets; if we don’t have money, we don’t give.
The share of men in their prime who are part of the workforce has been falling for years and nobody really knows why.
If the participation rate had held steady at about 94 percent, there would be more than 3 million additional men aged 25-54 either employed or looking for work.
No one should minimize how hard it is for people who have been in prison to reintegrate into the workforce (this is a good survey of the evidence), but there is reason to think that changes in the economy offer a better explanation for the decline in male labor-force participation.
In recent years, researchers have made a lot of progress in understanding how happiness changes with age.
While the level of sadness remains relatively constant throughout a person’s life, with a slight bump in middle age, older people worry a lot less, experience much less stress and are less frequently angry.
This year, the $2.5 billion Yankees don’t just lead the baseball pack — they’re also the most valuable team in all of American professional sports, edging the Dallas Cowboys, valued at $2.3 billionback in August when Forbes last assessed National Football League teams.
Unless you’re an absolute superstar that the organization is desperate to get at any price, there is no industry where it’s a good idea to send this list of requests to someone who has made you a job offer.