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Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson

In the 1850s, disaffected Democrats made the wrenching choice to leave their party to save American democracy. Here’s what happened.<p>“I was educated a Democrat from my boyhood,” a Republican delegate confided to his colleagues at Iowa’s constitutional convention in 1857. “Faithfully, I did adhere to …

Political Science

The Swamp Isn’t Easy to Drain

Corruption has been inherent to American government since the Founding Fathers—and acknowledging that is the first step toward containing it.<p>Donald Trump rode to Washington, D.C., on a pledge to “drain the swamp,” but so far his administration has luxuriated in the filth. Trump’s hotels have made a …

Campaign Finance

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

Baseball Team Insults Millennials, Offering a Lesson in How Not to Market | Inc.com

Some social media teams, like those of KFC or Wendy's, are clever when it comes to humor.<p>The social media people for the Montgomery Biscuits, a AA minor league team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays, have proven themselves more daft than deft. A promo this week was apparently an attempt to get …

Social Media

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

Coming to Englewood: Kimbal Musk's Square Roots urban farm in shipping containers

There’s another Musk brother with big plans for Chicago.<p>Kimbal Musk, brother of Tesla founder Elon Musk, is planning on bringing his Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Square Roots urban farm to Englewood on about 3 acres of city-owned property behind Whole Foods Market at 62nd and Green streets. Square Roots …

Urban Agriculture

Hedge Funds Should Be Thriving Right Now. They Aren’t.

Highly paid hedge fund managers have complained for years that it’s unfair to compare their performance with the broad stock market during prolonged bullish periods. Hedge funds are designed to mitigate risk, the argument goes, and so investors in them might sacrifice some gains as markets rise …

Investing

MBA Students Seek ‘Sexy’ Tech Jobs, and Silicon Valley Is Hiring

Conor Farese, a second-year MBA student in the San Francisco Bay Area, has a simple explanation for why he expects to bypass the finance industry for …

Silicon Valley

More than a third of small businesses can't fill open jobs, matching a record

The number of small business that aren't able to find enough workers has matched the highest level ever recorded.<p>The percentage of small companies …

openjobs

An unauthorized copy of an investing bible that Wall Streeters pay thousands of dollars for was up for grabs on Kindle for $9.99

One of the most prized books on Wall Street, which usually costs thousands of dollars, was briefly available to the masses for a fraction of the price.<p>An Amazon Kindle copy of "Margin of Safety," written by the billionaire value investor and hedge fund manager Seth Klarman, sold for a few days for …

thousandsofdollars

The Struggle Over the Meaning of the 14th Amendment Continues

The fight over the 150-year old language in the Constitution is a battle for the very heart of the American republic.<p>The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution—the linchpin of the current constitutional system—was ratified 150 years ago Monday, on July 9, 1868. July 9 marked the date on which the …

u.s.history

Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now.

SAN FRANCISCO — The bar at the Elite Cafe here was packed, but not a drink was being poured. The champagne stand sat empty and warm. The tap was covered in plastic wrap.<p>Instead, the restaurant was flooded with the low din of typing. That’s because the Elite Cafe, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every …

San Francisco

Generation wealth: how the modern world fell in love with money

The value system changed completely. It wasn’t about who you are, but about what you are worth<p>You have to have £20m to live on The Boltons, no real people live here. You have to be an Arab prince, or an oligarch<p>There has been a sea change. We’re all complicit in generation wealth<p>Documentary …

Demographics

The unemployed are a wasted asset

Lawrence H. Summers, in his July 3 op-ed, “Jobs for all? It’s not so simple.,” looked at a “federal job guarantee” from the wrong end of the telescope. He was wrong to think of a job guarantee as a “last-resort” program with governments trying to figure out what the right wage is. The unemployed …

Employment

The George Soros philosophy – and its fatal flaw

In late May, the same day she got fired by the US TV network ABC for her racist tweet about Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, Roseanne Barr accused Chelsea Clinton of being married to George Soros’s nephew. “Chelsea Soros Clinton,” Barr tweeted, knowing that the combination of names was enough to …

Globalization

Here’s What Happened the Last Time the Left Got Nasty

History shows why Democrats shouldn’t take the low road.<p>This is definitely becoming a thing.<p>On Monday, a toddler-bearing mother confronted EPA chief Scott Pruitt at a Washington, D.C., teahouse and demanded he resign over allegations that he’s been using his office to line his pockets. And last …

Vietnam War

The Times finally gets to the bottom of Trump supporters: It turns out they're garbage human beings

In contrast, almost all of the people I know in my hometown in Nebraska proudly supported him. They glossed over his infidelities and stressed that …

Donald Trump

The CDC Just Ranked Every U.S. State by How Much People Exercise. (And Things Ain't Pretty Down South)

Even though the exercise bar was set really, really low.<p>Here's the bad news: According to the CDC, less than 1 in 4 Americans get enough exercise.<p>And here's worse news: The bar that nearly eighty percent failed to clear (if you like low performance bars, you'll love government standards for …

South Dakota

Three Things Schools Need To Do If Democracy Is Going To Work

As the nation approaches its 242nd birthday, there are signs our schools are failing to equip citizens to play the vital role the founders anticipated. For democracy to continue working, teachers need to ensure students understand and can write analytically about key factual information, starting …

Teaching

As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their Ranks

WASHINGTON — The pitched battle looming over the Supreme Court, along with a jolt to the Democratic leadership at the ballot box last Tuesday, is threatening to shatter the already fragile architecture of the Democratic Party, as an activist rebellion on the left and a lurch to the right in …

Middle-class

Google Wants Employees to Work Instead of Arguing Politics

Sometimes the rules set by those stodgy old companies had good reasons. Google is slowly learning them.<p>In the past few months, 2,600 Google employees have signed a petition asking the company to do more about harassment--and to make HR investigations transparent, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p>…

nonwork

How Can Cities Succeed in the 21st Century? Focus on Community.

How Can Cities Succeed in the 21st Century?<p>Enterprising workers are moving to cities in droves. But as economic forces threaten to pull us apart, transforming work and life as we know it, we must embrace community and pave the way for a rising generation of entrepreneurs.<p>Illustrations by Doug John …

Urban Design

Amazon Has a Business Proposition for You: Deliver Its Packages

SEATTLE — Amazon has more than 100 warehouses. It has a fleet of trucks, and even its own airplanes. Now, in another effort to help get its millions of packages to shoppers faster, it wants to build an army of delivery people, too.<p>The company announced Thursday a new program aimed at helping people …

eCommerce

The Resume Is Dead. Here's What Innovative Companies (Including Tesla) Are Using to Hire Instead

Need top talent? Then you need this.<p>In 1998, a study was done that found that previous work experience is actually one of the weakest indicators of future job success. So why do we still rely on it as the primary tool when it comes to hiring?<p>It makes no sense.<p>What does make sense is aggressively …

Employment

Democrats Confront Democrats Over How to Confront Trump

WASHINGTON — For more than two years, Democrats have struggled with how aggressively to confront Donald J. Trump, a political opponent unlike any other: Should they attack him over his hard-line policies; his inflammatory, norm-breaking conduct; or some combination of both?<p>In recent days, as …

Maxine Waters

Due Process for Undocumented Immigrants, Explained

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Twitter this weekend that undocumented immigrants were invaders who “must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases,” be sent home. Mr. Trump’s comments prompted criticism that he wanted the United States to strip immigrants and asylum seekers of due-process …

Immigration

The 50 best cities to live in around the world if you love to try new food

If you're bored of your neighborhood restaurant and are looking to spice up your meals with new global food options, you may consider moving to a new city — or even just visiting one.<p>Bott and Co, a legal organization in the UK, found the top 50 international cities for foodies, based on the number …

United States

Too Many of America’s Smartest Waste Their Talents

The wrong incentives lead lots of top students into finance or entrenched industries.<p>A high-profile court case about meritocracy and college admissions has captured much attention. A group called Students for Fair Admissions alleges that Harvard University uses highly subjective personality ratings …

Economics

Wall Street Week Ahead: Supercharged Telecom Sector Could Become Investor Favorite

Wall Street

These college students moonlight as 'grandkids' for hire. Seniors love it

When Andrew Parker's grandfather began suffering from dementia three years ago, his grandmother had to start taking care of the house and caring for him. It was hard work, and one day, Parker got the idea to hire a college student to help out.<p>"I said, 'Hey, can you go hang out with my grandfather …

Florida International University