It is commonly believed that workers are exploited, for a variety of reasons, by their employers. One retort of folks like me would be that if there are other options for you to work, then this really couldn’t be true. There are many other retorts. Let’s ask about one more: in how many jobs do […]
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Just had the pleasure of watching Rocky with my daughter and that line above was one I missed when I first watched it 30 years ago. At the end of the epic fight, where Rocky had just gone the distance against Apollo (and lost), the news folks and TV folks are swarming Rocky, and upon […]
Posted in Flotsam and Jetsam on Apr 9th, 2014
It was very sunny and pleasant there. Anyone who knows Rochester … …a new paper appropriately titled “Demographics, Weather and Online Reviews.” The study analyzed 1.1 million online reviews of 840,000 restaurants, looking for exogenous — or external — factors in the data. In other words, they wanted to figure out what makes us like or […]
Yes, this is where Wintercow first roamed a grass field. Of course, most of our games were played on turf (St. Johns and Hofstra). There’s some interesting history if you are a football fan. And if not, well, you can see a little bit about where I grew up. OK, so there’s not much […]
From this morning’s perusal of the fresh academic literature (the papers are gated, but worth perusing should you track down a free version). In my less bloggy retired days I’d pull out excerpts for you. Poverty in the developing world is very likely falling much faster than previously thought (and it was falling fast already). […]
Posted in Flotsam and Jetsam on Jan 17th, 2014
If I am not mistaken, a loyal reader and good fellow, is a part of the family:
Happy New Year to all of you. I hope to raise the quality of our offerings here in the next year. May you and your families flourish this year and beyond.
We had the pleasure of watching the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball National Championships last night. (Penn State won 3 sets to 1 to take its 6th national title). The matches were fast paced, full of terrific skill and high drama to boot. Highly recommended. Just as I predict that football as you know it […]
In my morning e-mail today comes this headline: Joel Seligman, Danny Wegman React to Economic Development Funding Two things about such an announcement stand out. First, the article is summarizing comments made by our college President and Danny Wegman (yes, of Wegman’s fame), who are co-chairs of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council, in […]
Posted in Flotsam and Jetsam on Dec 7th, 2013
You may have found yourself confronted with the idea that “America” is illegitimate because really it was a bunch of landed, rich, elite, white dudes trying to craft a regime to protect their own property and interests. Now, that may be a good argument insofar as it goes toward identifying the political legitimacy of the […]