Gig Economy: Cultivating Holding Environments for Precarious and Personalized Work Identities

In the absence of organizational or professional membership, workers experience stark emotional tensions encompassing both the anxiety and fulfillment of working in precarious and personal conditions.

Gig Economy: Cultivating Holding Environments for Precarious and Personalized Work Identities

By Gianpiero Petriglieri, Susan J. Ashford, Amy Wrzesniewski (SAGE Journal) Building on an inductive, qualitative study of independent workers—people not affiliated with an organization or established profession—this paper develops a theory about the management of precarious and personalized work identities. We find that in the absence of organizational or professional membership, workers experience stark emotional tensions […]

Africa’s Richest Man Aliko Dangote’s Empire

Aliko Dangote’s plan to reduce Nigeria’s dependency on fuel imports will carve out an even bigger slice of the nation’s $376 billion economy for his empire.

Africa’s Richest Man Aliko Dangote’s Empire

By By Tom Metcalfand Devon Pendleton (Bloomberg) The best way to appreciate the scale of Aliko Dangote’s empire is to hitch a ride on one of his private jets. A half-hour after his Bombardier Challenger 605 takes off from Lagos Airport, it descends into a seemingly desolate area of Kogi State in central Nigeria, dusty fields […]

A Common Household Ingredient Might Sabotage Your Antibiotics

Triclosan is an ubiquitous chemical, found in everything from body wash to lip gloss to deodorant to household cleaners to mouthwash. In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration finalized its ban of triclosan.

A Common Household Ingredient Might Sabotage Your Antibiotics

By Ed Cara (Gizmodo) Your daily gob of toothpaste or spritz of body spray might be inadvertently mucking up your antibiotic treatment, suggests new research. It found that a common household antimicrobial ingredient—triclosan—seemed to reduce the potency of antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections by a hundred-fold, at least in mice. Triclosan is an ubiquitous […]

2020 Election Shocker: Hispanic voters could help reelect Trump

The man who wants to build a wall to keep out immigrants is winning over just enough Latinos to get re-elected. Unless Democrats figure out how to stop him.

2020 Election Shocker: Hispanic voters could help reelect Trump

By David S. Bernstein (Politico) When President Donald Trump tweeted, on January 20, that he had reached 50 percent approval among Hispanic-Americans, most fair-minded observers reacted with skepticism, if not outright disbelief. Trump was, after all, still the same man who announced his candidacy by accusing Mexico of sending “rapists” across the border, the same man […]