advertisement advertisement advertisement The younger generations, particularly millennials and Gen Z individuals, have been punched in the stomach by the economic fallout of the pandemic, struggling with a hostile job market that works against them compared to more senior hires. Increasingly today, many people aged 25-34 are coming to rely on contracting, freelance, “gig” work. Not only are great swaths of this group of young Americans disproportionately impacted by job losses, but they are also facing longer stretches of joblessness. It’s a gray and dismal picture—one that’s forcing young workers to take matters into their own hands and find alternative ways to maintain financial independence and keep their careers on track. advertisement advertisement And so is it little wonder that 2020 was the year of unprecedented retail interest in the financial markets? At my company, which serves as a social network for investors and … [Read more...] about This is how young people can translate their investing savvy to the job market
advertisement advertisement advertisement The story of predictive policing begins in the 1990s with a process developed by the New York Police Department. Today New York is one of the safest big cities in America. In 2018, 289 people were murdered in the five boroughs. The city’s murder rate—3.31 per 100,000 people—was the lowest measured in 50 years advertisement advertisement In 1990, it was a different city: 2,245 people were murdered, a rate of around 31 per 100,000 (the city’s population increased markedly in the intervening 28 years). Here’s what the New York Times said about its hometown at the end of 1990: “The streets already resemble a New Calcutta, bristling with beggars. . . . Crime, the fear of it as much as the fact, adds overtones of a New Beirut. . . . And now the tide of wealth and taxes that helped the city make these streets bearable has ebbed. . . . Safe streets are fundamental; going out on them is the … [Read more...] about The black box of justice: How secret algorithms have changed policing
advertisement advertisement advertisement With COVID-19 vaccine distribution in progress, many economists are cautiously optimistic that a slow economic recovery is on its way. But we can’t afford to make the same mistakes that were made after the Great Recession of 2008, when the recovery largely overlooked Black talent —particularly individuals without four-year college degrees. advertisement advertisement For the American economy to prosper, we need to guarantee opportunities for those who have been systematically left out and left behind, and it’s up to corporate America to live up to its promises to support racial justice reforms. Following the murder of George Floyd and the nationwide protests it inspired against systemic racism, we’ve seen many companies make noteworthy commitments—from donations to CEO-led coalitions like OneTen and the World Economic Forum’s Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative . But there’s … [Read more...] about For a more equitable recovery, corporations must stop using a college degree as a proxy for ability
advertisement advertisement advertisement Last year saw a raft of unprecedented extreme-weather events—the biggest-ever California wildfire , the most named storms in the Atlantic, the costliest thunderstorm in U.S. history. Experts said these disasters both highlight the current toll of climate change and provide a grim preview of what’s to come. advertisement advertisement Last year also saw unprecedented attacks on U.S. democracy—a president who refused to concede an election he lost, his allies who tried to overturn the results, his supporters who laid siege to the Capitol. Though few people would say so, these events also show what we might expect in a hotter, more turbulent world. The public conversation around climate change is shaped by science, and science is focused on weather events that it can quantify and predict. It has less to say about the ways that climate change will impact our politics, which are harder to foresee. … [Read more...] about The scariest thing about climate change isn’t the weather—it’s us
advertisement advertisement advertisement Almost 1.5 years to the day after Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen launched its now-famous Chicken Sandwich , the fast-food chain is unveiling another sandwich that hopes will drive customers equally wild. advertisement advertisement The Cajun Flounder Sandwich launches tomorrow: It’s Cajun-seasoned fried filet, served on the same brioche bun with pickles that diners know from the Chicken Sandwich, along with Popeyes tartar sauce. The sandwich costs $4.49. “After seeing the response to our Chicken Sandwich in 2019, we are excited to deliver yet another delicious sandwich to our fans that is sure to reset industry standards,” Sami Siddiqui, president, Americas at Popeyes , says in a written statement. Lent begins on Wednesday. The Popeyes chicken sandwich, which debuted in August 2019, spurred what has been the dubbed the “chicken sandwich wars.” Fast-food giants Chick-fil-A and … [Read more...] about Popeyes has a new fish sandwich, but can it top that viral chicken magic?