For instance, Brown points to President Obama’s clemency program that is meant to commute the sentences of prisoners who received harsh time during the height of the nation’s war on drugs. The idea is to get these people back in society, yet society isn’t willing to give them the opportunity to work, she says. While some of the formerly incarcerated are fortunate enough to get jobs in the nonprofit sector or government, or they become motivational speakers, says Brown, many are still left jobless. She says large corporations need to “effectively stand up” and invest in their success. … [Read more...] about Business Leaders Share Their Biggest Concerns About The Future Of Business
Carolina Milanesi, a Bay Area-based analyst with Creative Strategies, estimates that most of her usage is due to working from home, after which her home-schooled daughter’s YouTube streaming on their 4K TV bumped them across that line. She had already opted to pay for unlimited data, now $30 extra a month, after getting repeatedly dinged for going over the 1 TB limit Comcast enforced last summer. … [Read more...] about Comcast’s 1.2 TB data cap seems like a ton of data—until you factor in remote work
“That was a key moment for us. We didn’t build the space to host events but quickly realized that it was ideally suited for everything from weddings to corporate meetings and receptions,” explains Leventhal. “We slowly started to build our events team, brought catering in-house, and used our sales team to drive awareness in the events industry.” … [Read more...] about 7 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Company’s Big Pivot
Why Productivity Matters We know productivity–as the ratio of output to input–is an important factor for economic growth, but according to economist Robert Atkinson of ITIF, we aren’t maximizing outputs in all industries the way we could. And the result is that we have a productivity problem, which, as the most important factor in economic well-being, goes on to affect per capita incomes and wages and our standard of living. … [Read more...] about Why Government Regulations Help Workers’ Productivity
“This review article linked it to a study in the 1980s that was a little questionable,” says Ogilvie. It concluded that BKC was “less effective” at sterilizing surfaces than alcohol. Since March, the Institut für Hygiene paper has been questioned by both chemists and a disinfectant manufacturer. (The Institut für Hygiene team did not respond to our request for comment by the time of publishing.) But the effects are still being felt in our policy. Not only does the CDC recommend the exclusive use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers; the FDA is limiting the U.S.’s potential ability to ramp up production of BKC sanitizers during the pandemic. … [Read more...] about There’s a better hand sanitizer for COVID-19. Why aren’t we using it?