Why it’s hard to get people to do what you want them to do
A dad and his seven-year-old son were watching a Detroit Tigers game at the ballpark. His son asked him for some lemonade and Dad went to the concession stand to buy it. All they had was Mike’s Hard Lemonade, which was five percent alcohol. Dad, being an academic, had no idea that Mike’s Hard Lemonade contained alcohol. So he…
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Gallery: What inequality looks like
Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
Inequality is a complicated term. It can be applied to so many factors, for one thing. There’s income inequality, asset inequality, gender inequality, social, class, political … you name it, someone, somewhere likely feels (and is) hard done by. And, for all the focus that Thomas Piketty has gained for his analysis of a new, ever-diverging global class of…
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I really respect these people, to be honest… Wish there are more organizations like this in Singapore to reach out to the elderly…
As the legislation loomed, prophecies of economic doom bubbled up. The U.S. Business Roundtable anticipated two million jobs would be lost, and the Chamber of Commerce foresaw compliance costs of $20 billion a year.
After the launch, Appalachian Power in West Virginia got an order from General Electric. The scrubbers cut 98 percent. “I was really shocked,” McLean said. “It had never been mentioned as a possibility.” It also turned out that coal from some parts of the country had lower sulfur content, so plants tried new mixes, bought from different mines, and took advantage of dropping rail transport prices.
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