About 3 years ago

09/19/2016 - Food For Thought: Why Americans Don’t Take Sick Days

– BBC
Hillary Clinton was not the only American who went work with an illness that should have kept her at home. Nearly a quarter of US adults have been fired or threatened with termination for taking time off to recover from illness or to care for a sick loved one – a sharp contrast with their European peers. The BBC explores this societal distinction.
– The New York Times
The eye-popping improvement in economic fortunes last year raises the question: If incomes are up and poverty is down, why is Donald J. Trump’s message of economic decay resonating so broadly?
– The Atlantic
The rich were meant to have the most leisure time. The working poor were meant to have the least. The opposite is happening. Why?
– Slate
Political discourse is becoming increasingly destructive by the desire to be entertained. In the author’s view, Plato lamented the same “wretched theatrokratia,” rule by the theater, and a society on the cusp of tyranny.