theeconomist:

Remembrance: A chart of the first world war’s casualties on the centenary of the outbreak

theeconomist:

Remembrance: A chart of the first world war’s casualties on the centenary of the outbreak

From planetmoney:

Stock Performance And CEO Pay Are…

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NOT RELATED.

Generally speaking, if CEO pay was related to stock performance you would expect to see a cloud of data points moving up to the right. Instead, we’re left with a jumble of points that suggest no relationship.

Kudos to Eric Chemi and Ariana Giorgi at Bloomberg Businessweek for the interesting insight. You can see the whole interactive (mousing over will give you details and the company and CEO) on their site. 

So, um, what does correlate with CEO pay?

theeconomist:

Battle scars: see how the first world war changed the shape of Europe with our interactive map

theeconomist:

Battle scars: see how the first world war changed the shape of Europe with our interactive map

whatdoesntkillyouaregoingtodie:

pol102:

Via think-progress:

Debra Harrell, mom who let her 9-year-old play in the park alone, has been fired from her job at McDonald’s.

This is just a sad story all around. If affordable daycare options were available for every working parent, imagine how much better off our entire economy would be. People would be free to make real choices about their careers, regardless of their domestic situation.
You know, like they do in places like Sweden. And if you’re interested in moving to Sweden, there’s even a government web portal that walks you through the process—including finding daycare.
Wouldn’t it be nice to actually live in a first world country?

You gotta be damn naive if you really think The Nordic Model are without any consequences.

Compare health, education, economic growth, and employment indicators of Sweden to the US and then get back to me.

whatdoesntkillyouaregoingtodie:

pol102:

Via think-progress:

Debra Harrell, mom who let her 9-year-old play in the park alone, has been fired from her job at McDonald’s.

This is just a sad story all around. If affordable daycare options were available for every working parent, imagine how much better off our entire economy would be. People would be free to make real choices about their careers, regardless of their domestic situation.

You know, like they do in places like Sweden. And if you’re interested in moving to Sweden, there’s even a government web portal that walks you through the process—including finding daycare.

Wouldn’t it be nice to actually live in a first world country?

You gotta be damn naive if you really think The Nordic Model are without any consequences.

Compare health, education, economic growth, and employment indicators of Sweden to the US and then get back to me.

Are unaccompanied minors fleeing violence, or just poverty, in Central America?

adam-wola:

Over at “Border Fact Check,” my Intern Lesley Wellener slaps back claims, from people like Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico), that most Central American children aren’t threatened, but are instead coming here for economic reasons.

Don't Believe Every Meme You See

holtthink:

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Have you seen this meme going around Facebook? It is quite popular and has a gizillion “Likes.” I saw it on a few of my friends feeds, and it got me wondering if indeed the sentiment was true. Let’s think about it for a second:

The quote is: “In 100 years we have gone from…

Via haaretz:

Jew-kissing-Arab selfie goes viral amid Israel-Gaza fighting

Click here for the full story

 

Hope.

Via kohenari:


A pre-season friendly match played by Israel’s Maccabi Haifa against Lille in Austria was ended prematurely when a group of pro-Palestinian protesters invaded the pitch and scuffled with players.
The protesters brandished Palestinian flags and reportedly shouted anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic slogans at the players, and a couple of whom got involved in brief altercations.

So, people in Europe are just attacking Jews now. This is a thing that is happening.
If you’re interested in protesting Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, I understand you. That’s not what’s happening in Austria or Germany or France. These are people who decided to just assault people who are from Israel or who are Jewish.
Disgusting. Terrifying.

One can oppose Israeli government policy without being anti-Semitic. But this is NOT such an example. Blaming individual citizens (or even just members of the ethnic, religious, or national group) for the actions of a government is a form of racism (like blaming all Muslims for 9/11 or all young Hispanic men for gang crimes).
Isn’t it also precisely why people oppose the attack on Gaza? Because it punishes civilians for the actions of Hamas militants?
When you employ the same behavior of the people who you oppose, you’re not taking a moral stand. You’re just choosing sides.

Via kohenari:

A pre-season friendly match played by Israel’s Maccabi Haifa against Lille in Austria was ended prematurely when a group of pro-Palestinian protesters invaded the pitch and scuffled with players.

The protesters brandished Palestinian flags and reportedly shouted anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic slogans at the players, and a couple of whom got involved in brief altercations.

So, people in Europe are just attacking Jews now. This is a thing that is happening.

If you’re interested in protesting Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, I understand you. That’s not what’s happening in Austria or Germany or France. These are people who decided to just assault people who are from Israel or who are Jewish.

Disgusting. Terrifying.

One can oppose Israeli government policy without being anti-Semitic. But this is NOT such an example. Blaming individual citizens (or even just members of the ethnic, religious, or national group) for the actions of a government is a form of racism (like blaming all Muslims for 9/11 or all young Hispanic men for gang crimes).

Isn’t it also precisely why people oppose the attack on Gaza? Because it punishes civilians for the actions of Hamas militants?

When you employ the same behavior of the people who you oppose, you’re not taking a moral stand. You’re just choosing sides.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: Economic development has little impact on happiness

theeconomist:

Daily chart: Economic development has little impact on happiness

Via think-progress:

Debra Harrell, mom who let her 9-year-old play in the park alone, has been fired from her job at McDonald’s.

This is just a sad story all around. If affordable daycare options were available for every working parent, imagine how much better off our entire economy would be. People would be free to make real choices about their careers, regardless of their domestic situation.
You know, like they do in places like Sweden. And if you’re interested in moving to Sweden, there’s even a government web portal that walks you through the process—including finding daycare.
Wouldn’t it be nice to actually live in a first world country?

Via think-progress:

Debra Harrell, mom who let her 9-year-old play in the park alone, has been fired from her job at McDonald’s.

This is just a sad story all around. If affordable daycare options were available for every working parent, imagine how much better off our entire economy would be. People would be free to make real choices about their careers, regardless of their domestic situation.

You know, like they do in places like Sweden. And if you’re interested in moving to Sweden, there’s even a government web portal that walks you through the process—including finding daycare.

Wouldn’t it be nice to actually live in a first world country?