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What do you think Labor Day even means anymore? There are fewer people in unions, and fewer full time jobs. It now seems like a holiday from the dark ages. I'll take suggestions for a new name. Gig day? Entrepreneur Day? Uncertainty Day? Enjoy it. A rose.
The New York Times
Jeremy W. Peters
– Aug 28, 2019, 2:00 AM
In the late summer of 2009, as the recession-ravaged economy bled half a million jobs a month, the country seemed to lose its mind. Lawmakers accustomed to scheduling town hall meetings where no one would show up suddenly faced shouting crowds of…
francine hardawayWhat do you think the politics of anger really means? It means citizens aren't stupid and they get that their legislators don't represent their interests and represent only their own re-election campaigns.
– Aug 28, 2019, 11:21 AM
The #MeToo Movement has been the beginning of a sea change for women, exposing the double standard between women and men in the workplace oftentimes resulting in abuse toward women. I was moved to tears by the walkout of 20,000 Google employees…
francine hardawayThe tech industry, like most others, is a honeypot for women who want to have affairs with wealthy and powerful men. Yes, Jennifer is an attorney, but she did the same thing done from time immemorial by nurses and secretaries and groupies.
Everybody knows that the U.S. version of capitalism is rougher and tougher than is the norm in other affluent countries. The rich are richer here, the poor poorer and the welfare state less exhaustive. Not surprisingly, the U.S. scores poorly…
francine hardawayTime to move to Canada. Now that we have global warming, my biggest negative has been removed -- snow and ice.
The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) today announced the final line up for the fourth annual Arizona Bioscience Week which will begin on September 30, 2019, and conclude on October 4, 2019. “Arizona's bioscience industry is committed…
francine hardawayMy friend Joan does such a marvelous job assembling the bioscience industry in Arizona.
– Aug 19, 2019, 4:01 AM
Hearing loss isn't just the stuff of senior citizens: 1 in 5 teens will experience hearing loss — a rate that's 30% higher than it was 20 years ago. You know what wasn't around 20 years… Welcome to a place where words matter. On…
francine hardawayHere is some good advice. We’re all losing our hearing.
Every morning of my Joe Rogan experience began the same way Joe Rogan begins his: with the mushroom coffee. It's a pour-and-stir powder made from lion's mane and chaga—“two rock-star mushrooms,” according to Joe—and it's…
francine hardawayTotally great piece about Joe Rogan, who, I often listen to because...you just can’t tell what he’ll say next. And the mushroom coffee? It sucks.
Despite all the hype, Whole Foods' CEO reportedly isn't a fan of plant-based 'meat.' While it may be good for the environment, John Mackey told CNBC last week, it's not great for your health. 'If you look at the ingredients, they are super, highly…
francine hardawayi agree. It’s the processed foods that are bad for you.
National Real Estate Investor
– Aug 26, 2019, 8:08 AM
Rents continue to rise quickly in the single-family rental (SFR) sector. 'We continue to see tremendous opportunity,” said Dallas Tanner, president and CEO of Invitation Homes, an SFR REIT, in announcing the company's results for the second…
francine hardawayI've seen this trend coming for years. Fewer people own single family homes. They're now seen as a big drag.
Real Food Media
– Jul 22, 2019, 10:55 AM
The company has courted ethical foodies, but how sustainable is this meat alternative? Impossible Foods — maker of the veggie “ burger that bleeds ” — is the latest darling of the food-tech world. Its stardom is driven…
francine hardawayThere's always an unintended consequence. Do I want to eat genetically engineered soy? Not really.