Fighting poverty with… Science! Hypothesis testing for the win!
A new pilot program to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income single workers without dependent children was announced today with the goal of increasing employment and earnings.
The $11 million, 4 year pilot will offer up to $2,000 for 3 years to participants earning $26,500 per year…
You want to impress me? Show me numbers.
I am reading “Devil in the White City” — a gripping non-fiction book about the creation of the 1893 Columbian Exposition intertwined with the story of the serial killer H.H. Holmes who came up at the same time the fair was being constructed. The book is amazingly well-researched and well written…
Image accompanied by this excellent rant:
The art of eloquent griping is part of what defines us as New Yorkers. We complain about Bloomberg and his incessant nannying, about the cost of cab fare to JFK, about the rent being too damn high. We complain aboutneighborhood names, inebriated Santas, and the <href=”http: gothamist.com=”” 2013=”” 01=”” 02=”” have_you_become_complacent_to_the_r.php”=”” style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;”>ubiquitious rats. We complain about our commutes and “hipsters” and the rising cost of cigarettes, not to mention the everyday headaches that inevitably arise from living in a city with eight million egos. We complain about being so busy but God forbid the Internet goes down for five seconds; we complain about people who complain and none of this is contradictory. We are constantly in motion.
So it’s refreshing to catch a glimpse of ourselves from afar—to step back and let everything fall silent for a moment. Andrew Kenney took this gorgeous photo the other day while landing at LaGuardia. This jagged skyline of car keys is exactly what we want to see every time we come home. It’s important to remember that our world is bigger than the cost of a pack of smokes.
As Stanley Kunitz wrote, “I can scarcely wait till tomorrow / when a new life begins for me / as it does each day / as it does each day.”
Reminder: Show -> After Party -> Hotel Lobby -> Your Room
This is what I needed to hear today. Taking the 3 minute clip of the new Daft Punk and making it 20 minutes long.