What We Can Learn From a Very Fat Bear

Having observed Alaska’s Fat Bear Week, we can see the tradeoffs created by a proposed copper and gold mine.

The Transit Trends That Coronavirus Created

A global look at air travel, driving, walking, and public transportation reveals the transit trends created by the pandemic.

The Best Way to Social Distance at a Restaurant

Except for one very clever Amsterdam eatery, the restaurant industry has been hit exceedingly hard by the coronavirus lockdown.

The Jobs That Women Don’t Do

One of the original Rosie the Riveters was just in the news. Now 98 years old, Elinor Otto visited the San Diego aircraft plant where she first picked up her riveting gun during World War II. At the Douglas Aircraft…

The Top Ten Worst Reasons For Not Having Women on Corporate Boards

Looking at a list of the ten worst reasons used to explain women’s absence from corporate boards, we can see why progress has been slow.

The One Thing We Should Know About Making Sneakers

With consumers expecting faster product cycles, Adidas is experimenting with a new supply chain that accelerates sneaker production.

The Downside of Interrupting Women

According to Supreme Court etiquette, the justices should not be interrupted by the attorneys who appear before them. Still though, the women are interrupted. The Supreme Court On average, female Supreme Court justices are interrupted three times as much as…

The Power of Saudi Female Drivers

By royal decree, a Saudi woman can drive by June 24, 2018. But she still might need permission from her husband to buy a car. Narrowing the Saudi gender gap will be complicated. The Saudi Gender Gap First, let’s see…

The Impact of Financial Innovation

We could say that two events in 1973 changed financial markets. The CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) starts trading. The Black-Scholes Model for pricing options (most simply the right to buy or sell a security at a future date) was published.…

Weekly Roundup: From Traffic Congestion to Job Evaluation

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