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FiveThirtyEight | What the Fox Knows

Nate Silver and his band of merry data journalists are here to save you from the cesspool of mainstream media with real, actual data journalism.

Basically, booth babes attract attention, but not from potential customers.

Annalee Newitz - Scientific evidence that booth babes don’t sell products

Not only are booth babes sexist, juvenile, and a whole bunch of other bad things, they simply don’t work for their intended purpose: to sell product.

For the Love of Money - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/opinion/sunday/for-the-love-of-money.html?smid=tw-share&_r=2&referrer

A Wall Street hedge fund manager puts it in plain language. The US’s current economy and culture have created wealth addiction, and it’s tearing this country, and probably the world, apart. Fantastic piece, read it:

I’d always looked enviously at the people who earned more than I did; now, for the first time, I was embarrassed for them, and for me. I made in a single year more than my mom made her whole life. I knew that wasn’t fair; that wasn’t right. Yes, I was sharp, good with numbers. I had marketable talents. But in the end I didn’t really do anything. I was a derivatives trader, and it occurred to me the world would hardly change at all if credit derivatives ceased to exist. Not so nurse practitioners.