17 Work, Money, And Life Lessons I Learned In 2017

17 Work, Money, And Life Lessons I Learned In 2017
Axel Holen Many people stop reading books as soon as they graduate school. Don’t be one of them. My 9-5 job involves a lot of heavy reading, but I still make time to read outside of work. I mostly fit this in by reading on the subway to and from work, as well as setting aside 30 to 60 minutes before bed. I enjoy reading anything from crime fiction to political theory. 2. Control your money before it controls

Poland Risks Being the EUs Rogue State

Poland Risks Being the EUs Rogue State
Behind the noise of Brexit negotiations, the talk in the European Union this year has been that there’s potentially a bigger problem in the east. And the prospect of another rupture looks to be increasing.Poland’s de facto leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, hand-picked his second prime minister in two years, opting last week for western-educated Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as he seeks to boost the economy after revamping the judicial system. He is another Kaczynski acolyte who has backed the increasingly authoritarian Law

The Most Promising Cancer Treatments In a Century Have ArrivedBut Not For Everyone

The Most Promising Cancer Treatments In a Century Have ArrivedBut Not For Everyone
In 1891, a New York doctor named William B. Coley injected a mixture of beef broth and Streptococcus bacteria into the arm of a 40-year-old Italian man with an inoperable neck tumor. The patient got terribly sick—developing a fever, chills, and vomiting. But a month later, his cancer had shrunk drastically. Coley would go on to repeat the procedure in more than a thousand patients, with wildly varying degrees of success, before the US Food and Drug Administration shut

America Crowns a New Pollution King

America Crowns a New Pollution King
For the first time in 40 years, power plants are no longer the biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gas pollution. That dubious distinction now belongs to the transport sector: cars, trucks, planes, trains and boats.  The big reversal didn’t happen because transportation emissions have been increasing. In fact, since 2000 the U.S. has experienced the flattest stretch of transportation-related pollution in modern record keeping, according to data compiled by the Electricity use in the U.S. hasn’t declined much in the last decade, but it’s

GOP Senator Implies Those Who Aren’t Millionaires Waste Money On ‘Booze, Women’

GOP Senator Implies Those Who Aren’t Millionaires Waste Money On ‘Booze, Women’
“I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing — as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies,” Grassley told the Des Moines Register in an interview published Saturday. Grassley, who serves on the Finance Committee, made the remark when asked about the Senate tax reform measure which would double the exemption for estates to $11 million for an individual and $22 million for

Free Money: The Surprising Effects of a Basic Income Supplied by Government

Free Money: The Surprising Effects of a Basic Income Supplied by Government
Skooter McCoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in the tiny town of Cherokee, North Carolina, attending Western Carolina University on a football scholarship. He was the first member of his family to go to college.McCoy’s father had ruined his body as a miner, digging tunnels underneath lakes and riverbeds, and his son had developed a faith that college would

Congress Created a Health-Care Crisis for Kids Right in Time for the Holidays

Congress Created a Health-Care Crisis for Kids Right in Time for the Holidays
Michael Adame of Conroe, Texas, is preparing for Thanksgiving this year like he has for years past. Hes welcoming family from nearby. He expects some 10 to 12 people total to show up. And his wife is going to make tamales in addition to the traditional turkey. Im not crazy about tamales, he teased. But this year will be different in one fundamental and profound way. Adame will spend the holiday worried that his child might soon lose his

GE’s $100 Billion Wipeout Heralds Reckoning for an American Icon

GE’s $100 Billion Wipeout Heralds Reckoning for an American Icon
Few under the age of 30 might remember, but General Electric Co. was once a model of corporate greatness.Back in 1999, when Steve Jobs was still fiddling with iMacs, Fortune magazine proclaimed Jack Welch, then GE’s chief executive officer, the best manager of the 20th Century.Few people -- of whatever age -- would lavish such praise on the manufacturer these days. GE, that paragon of modern management, has fallen so far that it’s scarcely recognizable. The old GE is

Demanding a Bachelors Degree for a Middle-Skill Job Is Just Plain Dumb

Demanding a Bachelors Degree for a Middle-Skill Job Is Just Plain Dumb
Ever wonder why employers demand advanced credentials for jobs that don’t seem to require them? So did Joseph Fuller, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School. He co-led a study that found it’s “a substantive and widespread phenomenon that is making the U.S. labor market more inefficient.” To take one egregious example, two-thirds of job postings for production supervisors require a four-year college degree—even though only 1 in 6 people already doing the job has that credential.Credentialism obviously harms job applicants.