The reason for running long distances:
How it feels when it is time for a run in winter:
Marathons DOs and DONTs:
We will see how my job hunt proceeds, never shut doors a priori
Originally posted on Quartz:
Enrolling in a PhD program is, from an economic perspective, a terrible decision. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. Just don’t let it ruin your life.
Here’s how that could happen: After nearly 10 years in graduate school and substantial debt, you still end up a part-time or adjunct professor (and still in debt). According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, these jobs make up 76% of the academic labor force, pay less than $3,000 a class, and lack benefits and job security.
Here’s how to avoid that predicament: Contrary to what they tell you in graduate school, the world outside the ivory tower isn’t so bad. And so the minute you get the PhD, you must leave academia.
I’d have earned more money if I did an MBA, but going to graduate school was the best thing I ever did. I went in ambivalent about…
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“People are not as rational as economists would like to believe, but there are ways to nudge people into doing what’s best for them.”
Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For instance, he points out, in Chinese, saying “this is my uncle” is not as straightforward as you might think. In Chinese, you have no choice but to encode more information about said uncle. The language requires that you denote the side the uncle is on, whether he’s related by marriage or birth and, if it’s your father’s brother, whether he’s older or younger.
“All of this information is obligatory. Chinese doesn’t let me ignore it,” says Chen. “In fact, if I want to speak correctly, Chinese forces me to constantly think about it.”
This got Chen wondering: Is there a connection between language and how we think and behave? In particular, he wanted to know: does our language affect our economic decisions? So he designed a study
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Originally posted on National Post:
During the dying days of his four decade rule, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cast an ominous prophecy. If his regime fell, jihadists would subjugate northern Africa, inflicting widespread violence and terror.
“Al-Qaeda considers all the people to be infidels,” Mr. Gaddafi declared in a speech weeks before NATO began its military intervention in Libya. “They deem all people their enemies. They know nothing but killing.”
The Islamists would pour in from Afghanistan, Algeria, and Egypt, he warned, saying, “These are beasts with turbans.”
Now, with France locked in a battle with extremists in Mali; with al-Qaeda-linked groups carrying out a massive hostage taking in Algeria, and with Britain, Germany, and France telling their citizens to leave Libya because of an unspecified threat, the man many considered mad may not have been so crazy after all.
The irony is, he was right
“The irony is, he was right,” said Christian Leuprecht…
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A panel discussion with Germany’s Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, Alessandra Casella, Edmund Phelps, Joseph Stiglitz and Jan Svejnar
Originally posted on Disoccupablog:
Questo post è per chi, come me, non aveva capito o non si era chiesto e ora se lo chiede, che differenza c’è tra questi apparenti sinonimi.
Se guardi giù il post è piuttosto lungo, lo so, non c’hai voglia di leggerlo tutto, ma pensa che è un riassunto! Prova!
Sei disoccupato in modo diverso a seconda dei casi.
Perché non fare le cose semplici? Perché, sai, ci sono tante casistiche e ogni situazione è diversa dall’altra…bla bla bla: una gran confusione insomma. Inoltre lo sai che gli uffici pubblici non hanno il dono della semplicità. Ecco perché servono dei professionisti che facciano il lavoro di spiegarti le cose.
L’ordinamento giuridico in materia ci impone una riflessione di tipo semantico oltre che tecnico. Che vuol dire? Ora provo a mettere ordine con poche parole.
Sei disoccupato, cioè non sei occupato, sei a casa, non hai nulla da fare? L’INPS…
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