Andy Borjas

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40 Years of Data Suggests 3 Myths About Globalization

Three beliefs about globalization have propagated since the early 1980s. First, that globalization leads to a reduction in global inequality. Second, that high income growth among the richest will lift the incomes of the poorest. Third, that there is no alternative to rising inequality without …

Income Inequality

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

What Could Awaken a Bear Market?

While a short-term correction in markets cannot be ruled out, the probability of a larger market drawdown remains low, and risk assets should …

Stock Markets

Fact-checking the 2018 State of the Union address

President Trump’s State of the Union speech had soaring rhetoric — and many dubious facts and figures. Many of these claims have been fact-checked repeatedly, yet the president persists in using them.<p>Here is a guide to 18 claims, in the order in which Trump made them. As is our practice with live …

Donald Trump

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Paul Manafort

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

An MIT professor says this 1996 logic puzzle may be the hardest brain teaser on the internet

Are you itching to test your smarts? You've come to the right place. The Harvard Business Review may have published this logic puzzle back in 1996, but people are still scratching their heads over it today. (If you prefer numbers over words, find the missing one in this puzzle.)<p>Mathematician …

Dwarf Planet

The story of America in 2017, if it happened somewhere else

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>The leader likes to be praised.</b> Close to the end of his first year in power, the presidential office …

Political Science

If This Is America

If this is America, with a cabinet of terrorized toadies genuflecting to the Great Leader, a vice president offering a compliment every 12 seconds to Mussolini’s understudy, and a White House that believes in “alternative facts,” then it is time to “keep your head when all about you are losing …

Fake News

An Expert's Guide to Navigating the World of Bitcoin

A Q&A between Julie Verhage and Elaine Ou on crypto-assets and the resources involved in bitcoin mining.<p><i>Elaine Ou, a blockchain engineer and Bloomberg View columnist, answered questions about cryptocurrencies from Bloomberg Terminal customers in a TOPLive chat on Tuesday</i> <i>with Julie Verhage, who</i> …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Is The Total Opposite of a Ponzi Scheme — Here’s Why

<b>Bitcoin Is The Total Opposite of a Ponzi Scheme — Here’s Why</b><p>What is a ‘Ponzi Scheme’, you ask?<p><b>“A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investing scam</b> …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

How to Profit With Technical Analysis: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Wed 11/22/17)

In a special episode of <i>Mad Money</i> Wednesday, Jim Cramer dedicated the entire show to the art and science of technical analysis, picking the best …

Cramer shares the unusual signs that mean a stock is ready to explode

Technicals and fundamentals are Jim Cramer's key tools for determining when a stock is ready to explode.<p>"Typically, when a stock gets overbought, it …

Investing

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance | Inc.com

Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and obstacles.<p>Luckily, if you're trying to do big things, determination and willpower are qualities you can develop. Perseverance is something we …

Motivation

Your simple guide to the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th congress

In case you hadn’t heard, something huge is going down in China this week. So huge that the internet has been disrupted, popular TV shows have been cancelled, and Beijing’s sky will turn perfectly blue.<p><b>What is going on?</b><p>It’s time again for the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), …

China

20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared.

“If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast.”<p>Is American democracy in decline? Should we be worried?<p>On October 6, some of America’s top political scientists gathered at Yale University to answer these questions. And nearly everyone agreed: American democracy is …

Political Science

Trump’s salvo on Obamacare unlikely to result in quick changes

New rules are not likely to affect plans beginning Jan. 1, although some changes may take effect mid-year.<p>President Donald Trump may be eager to dismantle the Affordable Care Act after months of failed GOP repeal efforts, but his promise to provide millions of Americans "with Obamacare relief" with …

Health Care

These To-Do List Methods Will Help You Finally Get Organized

Everyone works differently, so we’ve gathered nine different approaches to organizing your daily tasks.<p>For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been on a mission to create the perfect to-do list. I’ve tested multiple apps from Evernote, Any.do, to Wunderlist. I’ve used physical and digital …

Productivity

Forget Winters, August Is The Perfect Time To Visit Aspen

Whether you live in Kansas or Kyrgyzstan, you’ve probably heard of Aspen, Colorado. It is, after all, America’s most famous ski town — a place where hardcore ski bums coexist with billionaires; where one can both spend thousands of dollars shopping for designer clothes and $3 on happy hour beers; …

Skiing
China

Despite doomsday rhetoric, Obamacare markets are stabilizing

First quarter results suggest insurers are on a path to profitability.<p>“Obamacare is dead,” President Donald Trump frequently declares.<p>But reports of its demise appear to be premature. For the first time ever this year, insurers selling plans in Obamacare’s markets appear to be on a path toward …

Health Care

Cryptocurrency Ethereum is crashing

LONDON — Ethereum's price crash has extended to a second day, with the cryptocurrency down more than 15% in early trade on Tuesday.<p>Ethereum and bitcoin have both rallied strongly since the start of the year, with Ethereum rising over 5,000% from around $8 in January to a high of over $400 on June …

Cryptocurrency

Republicans Have All the Power and No Ideas

After winning control of government, the only plan the GOP has is to cut taxes for the rich and take healthcare from the poor.<p>Since 2008, the story of American politics has been the Republican Party's long, vicious struggle to regain power and cling onto it by whatever means necessary.<p>The Tea Party …

Republicans

Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read before 2016 ends

Looking for more rightwing perspectives to balance your news diet? Here are pieces analyzing Trump’s military appointments and whether he is an aberration<p>This week’s serve of rightwing views comes as the Trump administration is almost bedded down, and he prepares to assume office. What do we know, …

Political Science

Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites

Scan the “healthy” section of a brunch menu and there you’ll find it: the world’s saddest order, the egg white omelet. This time will be different, …

Nutrition

'Racist, threatening' women thrown off Manchester-Ibiza flight

<b>Four women were thrown off their Manchester-to-Ibiza flight after allegedly threatening other passengers and using racist language.</b><p>They were scheduled to fly to the Balearic island on Tuesday on Monarch Airlines flight ZB504.<p>But after police were called to Manchester Airport at about 19:10 BST all …

Monarch Airlines

The 19 movies you need to see before you graduate from high school

High school can be either the best time or the worst time in your life. Sometimes it can be both. Either way, movies will help you get through it.<p>High-school movies represent a special genre. They can't just have a teenage character; they have to <i>really</i> explore what it's like to be in high school, …

Entertainment