A Saturday morning briefing on innovation and society.
I think the increase in costs due to increase in admin is the most impactful, and reveals waste that can be eliminated to lower costs.
Loved the one on global progress—but note that it has taken a dive since then due to COVID and other global threats. Hence, the wonderful video about PEPFAR also told the story of progress made and lives saved. Thank you for all the special treats in this Briefing!
I truly can’t decide. I just had an interaction about allowing someone to bring an infant to work a couple of days a week with data about the motherhood penalty in my head. I’ve spent almost half of my career working in higher education with most of my time as a faculty member. Now, I’m in HR. I worked in a small (less than 500 students) liberal arts college as a faculty member and we counted 15 administrative, “higher level” positions added. This trend has occurred over time. Healthcare is where I’ve spent the bulk of the rest of my career. I’d encourage someone to look at the impact of the pharmaceutical industry and the influence on costs. I smiled when I saw the reference to the show thirty something. I was in college when the show came out. My best friend and I would watch this show weekly together. When we hit 30, we realized we didn’t know s*@t! I’m still pondering the others…I’m really disturbed by women in coding and have been following the faith issues. I was born and raised in the church. I’m hesitant to admit being a Christian because of politics. My God and Jesus are about loving others. Period. Judgment…not mine. Racism. Not biblical. I say that I have theological differences with Christians that lean into racism.
It would be interesting to see the wealth gap charted against the American Dream chart.
While there are some amazing information visualized in all the charts, the chart regarding organized religion struck me as incredible. Over a quarter of our nation doesn't subscribe to an organized religion but there are driving forces for Christian Nationalism that would require all to be a part of something they don't believe in. Doesn't seem like we hear the voice of the "nones" much as compared to the goals of organized religion but at 26% of the country, they should have a stronger voice - maybe they need to organize?!
The happiest age chart was the most enlightening
Work/ family life beats you down through the 50’s , then life takes a positive turn
Less outside pressures as you age ( gracefully)
Thanks for sharing the Tiny Desk Concert. I need it in my life today.