Jeremy Morris-Jarrett

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Ride-Hailing Apps May Benefit Poor and Minority Communities The Most, Study Suggests

A new study of ride-hailing services in Los Angeles suggests that apps like Uber and Lyft may be dramatically increasing transportation access for …

Los Angeles

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

7 books that will make you smarter in a single plane ride

Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off from the constant barrage of phone notifications.<p>Why not spend that time getting smarter on a topic you've always wanted to learn more about.<p>With that in mind, Business Insider found seven …

Globalization

25 of the highest-rated novels you can read in 5 hours or less

Books have been proven to make us more empathetic, equip us to deal with uncertainty and anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline through middle age into our advanced years.<p>With so many advantages — not to mention the fact that they give our eyes a much-needed rest from back-lit, digital …

Why young Americans are giving up on capitalism

When you are twelve, in 2008, the global economy collapses. After years of bluster and bravado from President George W. Bush — who encouraged consumerism as a response to terror — it seems your country was weaker than you thought.<p>In America, the bottom falls out fast.The adults who take care of you …

These 5 countries are channels for the world's biggest tax havens

A new study has now uncovered all the world's corporate tax havens and, for the first time, revealed the intermediary countries that companies use to funnel their money into these places.<p>Published on July 24 in the academic journal Scientific Reports, the paper Uncovering Offshore Financial …

EU Wrong To Challenge Destination Based Cash Flow Tax

The European Commission’s vice-president who oversees EU trade policy, Jyrki Katainen, has said that the EU would be willing to challenge the United States at the World Trade Organization if the U.S. introduced a “border adjusted” corporation tax. What the EU has in mind is the “destination-based …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

5 Incredibly Effective Digital Marketing Strategies That Most Marketers Are Too Afraid To Try

What are you doing to embrace and tackle marketing industry changes? Are you afraid to try new things? Or are you fearless?<p>One of the reasons I am so passionate about the marketing industry is the anticipation of changes, and ability to experiment with new marketing tactics and efforts.<p>Taking …

Marketing

10 books that explain how the world works

The FP staff asked me to follow suit with some of my favorites from the world of international politics and foreign policy.<p>What follows aren't necessarily the books I'd put on a graduate syllabus; instead, here are ten books that either had a big influence on my thinking, were a pleasure to read, …

Why Are Some Conservative Thinkers Falling for Trump?

A few themes emerge among intellectuals on the right about what attracts them to the candidate: his campaign’s energy, his impassioned following, and his eagerness to call out the establishment.<p>Logically, Donald Trump should have less support among intellectuals than he had a year ago. That’s …

Political Science

1MDB: The inside story of the world’s biggest financial scandal | Randeep Ramesh

How a jailed former banker and a lone British journalist broke a story that shook the world<p>On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years …

Goldman Sachs

This Is Why Donald Trump Gets Away With Insulting Rhetoric

<i>Allan Chernoff, CEO of Chernoff Communications, is a speechwriter and presentation coach. He is a former senior correspondent for CNBC and CNN.</i><p>As the …

Donald Trump

Against Elections: The Case for Democracy by David Van Reybrouck – review

Democracy may be failing but this optimistic book is sadly not the answer<p>These are strange times indeed for democrats. In America, there is a very real prospect that Donald Trump, a sometime reality TV show star and bizarrely bouffanted businessman, could become the next president of the United …

If you want to get a bigger salary and expand your skill set, today is the day to enroll in these popular online courses

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Hero Images/ Getty Images If you've resolved to better yourself or learn something new this summer, but have yet to decide how exactly …

Labyrinth and the Dark Heart of Childhood

Jim Henson’s 1986 film understands at its core that youth is full of mystery, tricks, and danger.<p>When <i>Labyrinth</i> was first released, critics were overwhelmingly negative, bordering on hostile. <i>Variety</i> called the 1986 film starring David Bowie “silly and flat,” while Gene Siskel said it was “quite …

Horror

A Life Beyond Boundaries by Benedict Anderson – how to understand nationalism

The memoir of the celebrated author of Imagined Communities and a vocal opponent of the British monarchy, who also changed perceptions about south-east Asia<p>Benedict Anderson, who died in December, was best known for his book <i>Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism</i>, …

The Unsung Hero of Western Science

A friend and pupil of Aristotle, Theophrastus isn’t always credited for launching botany, and much else.<p>In 345 B.C.E., two men took a trip that changed the way we make sense of the natural world. Their names were Theophrastus and Aristotle, and they were staying on Lesbos, the Greek island where …

8 Facebook Marketing Tools You Should Be Using

From a branding perspective, Facebook is an unparalleled platform in the history of marketing. Able to boast of more than 1.6 billion active monthly users, an international reach, free page creation, and an advertising platform that offers options for any budget, it’s no wonder Facebook has become …

Marketing

IMF: The last generation of economic policies may have been a complete failure

Neoliberalism — which IMF researchers Jonathan Ostry, Prakash Loungani, and Davide Furceri loosely define as the opening of economies to foreign capital along with a reduction in government debt burdens — has been the dominant trend in economic policymaking over the past 30 years.<p>This broad …

Millions of Americans are facing a serious financial problem that has no name

Today, many are suffering from another problem that has no name, and it's manifested in the bleak financial situations of millions of middle-class — and even upper-middle-class — American households.<p>Poverty doesn't describe the situation of middle-class Americans, who by definition earn decent …

Why We Live In A Second Robber Baron Era

Step aside John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and other robber barons of the late 19th century. As profits soar and the stock market booms while the overall economy and median wages stagnate, “we aren’t just living in a second Gilded Age,” writes Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, “we’re …

Is JPMorgan Chase America's Most Corrupt Bank?

Between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, we’ve heard a lot about the corruption on Wall Street. But if you want to understand exactly what happened and why, read <i>JPMadoff: The Unholy Alliance Between America’s Biggest Bank and America’s Biggest Crook.</i><p>Written by trial lawyers Helen Davis Chaitman …

JPMorgan Chase

What Trump and Sanders' Success Says about the Fate of Capitalism

Is capitalism broken? If so, can it be fixed?<p>Amid the name-calling and juvenile distractions, these have been among the most pressing questions of …

A Radical Approach To SXSW: No Booze

As a health reporter, it’s about time I practiced what I preach.<p>For most attendees, SXSW involves a heady mix of networking, BBQ, and back-to-back parties. Hangovers are a given, sleep is optional, and recovery can take up to a week.<p>At last year’s SXSW, I discovered the deadly but delicious “French …

End the Opportunity Monopoly

It’s not just that the rich get richer and the poor poorer; it’s that the rich get louder and poor quieter.<p>A specter is haunting America—not the specter of socialism or fascism, though both are certainly lurking, but the specter of bigness.<p>Big, concentrated power defines the lives of so many …

25 Purchases You'll Never Regret

Over the years, I have made many a purchase. Some were big-ticket; some were under $15. Of course, there were occasions when buyer's remorse soon …

4 Things for Businesses to Consider When Marketing Your Website

Consider all your options when it comes to marketing your business<p>Where do you start when laying out your small business or startup website? The following are some important things to consider and steps to implement them, increasing traffic to your website and increasing your return on …

Marketing

These are the best songs to hook up to, according to Spotify

Just in time for Valentine's day, Spotify has released a list of the best songs to make love to. These are <i>not</i> the best "love songs," mind you, but the best ones for the bedroom in particular.<p>To find the top tracks, Spotify's data scientists looked through the "sex" playlists on its service to see …

You Say You Want a Revolution

If Bernie Sanders is serious about a political transformation in America, he needs a better plan.<p>If there’s one thing that fires up Bernie Sanders supporters—and makes his detractors roll their eyes—it’s his call for a “political revolution.” To his base, it’s the very point of his …