If the country doesn’t recognize this fact and respond accordingly — with large federally funded programs to reverse the losses — we will do great harm to a generation of children who will learn less than those who went before them. They will read and write more poorly and be less likely to graduate from high school and college. The resulting shortage of highly trained workers will hamper the economic recovery and intensify earnings inequality. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | The school year really ended in March
For years, he circled the problem. Around 2000, a friend in Seattle had given Glickman a copy of Edward Thorp’s bestselling 1967 book, Beat the Market, which claimed to show how option markets could be beaten, and wondered if what Thorp posited could still be done. A few weeks of study later, Glickman determined that Thorp’s loophole had been closed. But he was intrigued. He wondered if machine learning could be applied to the stock market—and he just as quickly hit a wall. “No matter how hard I tried,” he confesses, “it would not work on the stock markets.” … [Read more...] about Can an artificial intelligence learn to beat the stock market?
The organization is now lobbying for more federal support. “We are leading a coalition of 100 different groups, public sector and private sector, who are asking Congress to include in the stimulus bill a one-time, significant investment in urban parks to help close that park access gap,” she says. “We just think that everybody should have a park close to home. And now’s the time to really move the needle on that.” … [Read more...] about Parks are a key space during lockdown, but many Americans don’t live anywhere close to one
2. Invest in workplace research—especially when it leads to hard truths—and build upon the findings. Work happens away from the office now because it must. The National Bureau of Economic Research estimates that 37% of all U.S. jobs can be done from home, which represents 46% of all wages. Pre-COVID-19, only 5% of jobs were done from home. So, the question is: Once we feel it is safe enough to have a choice, where will we opt to work? … [Read more...] about Companies are rushing to reopen their offices. Here’s what they’re getting wrong
We [recently] introduced Panera Grocery, which lets us deliver grocery staples to people. We may continue it depending on customer demand. We also now have curbside pickup, and drive-through will be of significant importance. Dining at home might become more important, so we’re exploring adjacencies like meal kits. Pre-coronavirus, we were looking at dark kitchens to fulfill off-premise dining orders: We might look at a model where we put up our own. We’ve successfully brought back some of the staff we furloughed. We hope to bring many—if not all—of them back, but they may be in different roles. … [Read more...] about What restaurants will actually be like in a post-COVID-19 world, according to CEOs and food experts