May 31, 2017
A lot of people assume that any degree increases your income over the course of your life, but it actually seriously depends on what major you choose and what career you go into. This week on Words & Numbers, Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan breakdown the numbers on what your college degree is actually worth.
May 24, 2017
Technology doesn’t just change things, it utterly destroys
things. And that’s just fine. It happens so often that people
barely even notice when it does. Think about all the new services
that have come to market just over the past few years: Uber,
Airbnb, Redbox … the list goes on and on.
But that’s only half...
May 17, 2017
There is no truly good way to measure unemployment, which makes it pretty easy for successive administrations to claim that unemployment is consistently improving. But when we do our level best to include all of the unemployed in the numbers, what we learn is that unemployment levels now are higher than they were at...
May 10, 2017
This week, James & Antony tackle minimum wage laws and present
some hard facts that might surprise a lot of people.
See below for links to all the data and ideas they're talking about in this episode.
May 3, 2017
This week on Words & Numbers James and Ant talk about the “safe spaces” movement on college campuses. Spoiler Alert: they don’t think campuses should be all that safe…at least not for ideas. College is the one time in a person’s life when just about every idea is on the table, and we do no one a service by...