It is not too late for the United Kingdom to learn from other EU member-states that with stricter labor market rules and better job training, there is nothing to fear from immigration.
By Denis MacShane (The American Prospect) [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the knottiest problems for British politicians struggling with Brexit is their insistence, as much by Labour as by the Conservatives, that Britain has to set up a giant new immigration bureaucracy to issue work and residence permits for any European citizen who is offered a job in Britain. […]
Lower-income teens spend an average of eight hours and seven minutes a day using screens for entertainment, while higher income peers spend five hours and 42 minutes, according to research by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit media watchdog.
By Nellie Bowles (The New York Times) America’s public schools are still touting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether. It wasn’t long ago that the worry was that rich students would have access to the internet earlier, gaining tech skills and creating a digital divide. […]
Property managers are devoted to ensuring that your investment does not go to ruin. They take care of violations, keep track of the rent roll and ensure that your property is in good standing. After all, a property in disarray can lose value when it is time to sell.
Multiple dwelling buildings are highly sought-after because of their high return on investment. No, they are not coal pits. Here’s why. With multiple apartments and with the increasing market rates, multiple dwellings offer their owners a higher rental income than income from one and two-family properties—all in one location. A responsible multiple-dwelling owner, who seeks […]
"The short-term home rental platform’s previous policy of displaying profile pictures throughout the booking process increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color, whether because of racial animus or implicit bias." - Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement in Response to Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy The company ends a booking policy that increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ […]
Social-media poets, using Instagram as a marketing tool, are not just artists—they’re entrepreneurs.
By Faith Hill and Karen Yuan (The Atlantic) According to one market-research group, 12 of the top 20 best-selling poets last year were Insta-poets, who combined their written work with shareable posts for social media; nearly half of poetry books sold in the United States last year were written by these poets. This year, according […]
Don't let landlords trick you into relinquishing your rights as a tenant. Consult a landlord-tenant attorney for assistance in court procedures and even before you sign your lease. -- Chereen James
Officials are currently seeking ways to combat the Housing crisis, where an increasing number of renters have found themselves searching for affordable units. Landlords are attempting to evict tenants in hopes of earning a higher rental income, and in hopes of delivering their property vacant upon its sale. In response to the growing eviction campaign, […]
"Two weeks: That’s how quickly a foreign technology worker in Silicon Valley can get an employment permit from Canada. In the U.S., that process takes months." -- Bay Area News Group
By Ethan Baron | Bay Area News Group As the administration of President Donald Trump has increased scrutiny of H-1B visas for skilled foreign workers and plans to ban their spouses from holding jobs in the U.S., Canada has been moving aggressively to suck top foreign talent out of Silicon Valley and other technology-rich regions […]
"Our new philanthropy-centered financial model recognizes the reality of the diminishing role of student-derived revenue and the negative effects of an ever-increasing sticker price... This is the right model for us. Perhaps it is not right for every college, but if we can strike even a small blow against escalating tuitions, that will be an added benefit of our action." -- St. John's College President, Mark Roosevelt
By Abigail Hess (CNBC) Founded in 1696, St. John’s is a private liberal arts college with a emphasis on classical philosophy and literature. The school has two campuses, one in Annapolis, Maryland and one in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which enroll a total of 896 graduate and undergraduate students. All classes are taught seminar-style, and students do […]
Cyber NYC will be fueled by a $30 million City investment, leveraging up to an additional $70 million from private funding.
New York City Economic Development Corporation, Press Release, October 02, 2018 Unveiling Plans for a Chelsea-Based Global Cyber Center, a SoHo-Based Innovation Hub, a Facebook-CUNY Master’s Program, a Virtual Apprenticeship Program, and a Cyber Boot Camp for Underserved New Yorkers, Among Other Initiatives City Tapping World-Renowned Partners SOSA, JVP, Columbia University, CUNY, NYU, Cornell Tech, iQ4, […]
"While [drivers] can choose the hours [they] work, pay can be inconsistent and some drivers are incentivized to drive at hours [they] may not prefer, all for the lure of extra pay. So what does this actually make drivers – true independent contractors, or something else?" -- The Rideshare Guy
By John Ince (The Rideshare Guy) A cloud hangs over the entire ridesharing industry. It’s a legal cloud of ambiguity as to what exactly drivers are. Are drivers independent contractors as Uber and Lyft would have the world believe? Or are drivers employees – as two important legal bodies have ruled within the last six months? […]