Archive for the ‘Factoids’ Category

“Just 7% of working American women are employed in restaurants, but a third of all those who bring sexual-harassment cases to the EEOC are. “

October 21, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/international/21730408-crass-or-coercive-sexual-behaviour-bosses-and-colleagues-less-common-it-was

“President Donald Trump created an opioid commission, which found that in 2015 enough opioids were prescribed to medicate every American for three weeks.”

October 20, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730452-buffalo-new-york-has-history-pioneering-criminal-justice-innovations-americas-first

“…extreme altruism—selfless acts to help others at the risk of grave personal harm…”

October 14, 2017

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/08/science-good-evil-charlottesville/

“[Women are not paid less] because employers pay a woman less than they would have paid a man in her place…The real reason is twofold. Women outnumber men in positions with lower salaries and little chance of promotion. And men and women are segregated between occupations and industries; those where women predominate pay less.”

October 10, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/international/21729993-women-still-earn-lot-less-men-despite-decades-equal-pay-laws-why-gender

“lawfare: the misuse of law for political ends”

October 9, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/letters/21729971-cancer-syria-toys-r-us-china-brazil-corn-condoms-spies-scotland-free-speech-letters