What’s for Breakfast?

Morning Newspaper at Breakfast

Morning everyone! Check out this new post… Hope you enjoy it!

Economics:

1. Larry Epstein (BU Prof.) elected into American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS) – J. O’Rourke [BU Today]

Boston University Prof. Larry Epstein was elected into the AAAS along with other fantastic researchers and public intellectuals. It is clearly a fantastic achievement and I am proud that a professor from the BU economics department is chosen.

2. Economists have inequality wrong – J. Schlefer [HBR]

After studying economics one will note the many unrealistic assumptions to create a model that can be shown on a board. These are all done with the promise that we will find out the underlying causes.

I have never been a fan of this mechanistic way of modelling, but it does also serve purpose in economics. The author challenges the assumption of substitution of workers and capital. In doing so, he looks at inequality as well.

Check it out!

Interesting:

1. Ever wanted to get that pet cat? The time is coming for those with allergies – BBC

Cat allergies are one of the most common ‘culprits for pet allergies.’ No doubt people are constantly troubled by runny noses and sneezing. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found out how cat allergies are triggered. With this knowledge, the researchers are able to find a way to prevent cat allergies.

To all those who suffer from cat allergies, don’t worry, you may be able to have a pet cat very soon.

2. Considering a career change? What about social media – C. Kerpen [Forbes]

Many people speak about social media and its promises. Undoubtedly, there are opportunities but which ones should you take? This article discusses the opportunities that are present and the ones that should be taken in earnest.

3. How to work a room – D. Jacobs [Forbes]

The importance of networking cannot be overstated. I was told by a recent graduate of the importance of networking and it sent the message home (if it wasn’t so already). I used to underestimate the importance of networking and building relationships when I was a freshman and sophomore. No more!

Many jobs, internships and life opportunities are taken by people who network. It need not be for a utilitarian basis, but at the very least, you gain a friend. These are a few tips on how to work a room… Like you own it.

Need some Inspiration

1. Summer Jobs. Do them. – J. Dimon [Linkedin]

For all summer employees (interns and everyone alike)… Keep it up! It is an important investment for the future and it enables you to learn a host of important values.

However, there seems to be a lot to do in providing these opportunities for people. Summer jobs can be hard to come by and it is something that any country must fix. Additionally, immigration has been a very important issue for many countries. To build a promising future we must have the bright, energetic and entrepreneurial to come into the country.

Well, here are a few interesting links to look at.. I have to go for my internship. Have a fantastic day everyone 🙂

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