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The Impossible Decision | The New Yorker
Last week, one of my college friends, who now manages vast sums at a hedge fund, visited me. He’s the most rational person I know, so I asked him how he would go about deciding whether to go to grad school in a discipline like English or comparative literature. He dealt immediately with the sample bias problem by turning toward statistics. His first step, he said, would be to ignore the stories of individual grad students, both good and bad. Their experiences are too variable and path-dependent, and their stories are too likely to assume an unwarranted weight in our minds. Instead, he said, he would focus on the “base rates”: that is, on the numbers that give you a broad statistical picture of outcomes from graduate school in the humanities. What percentage of graduate students end up with tenure? (About one in four.) How much more unhappy are graduate students than other people? (About fifty-four per cent of graduate students report feeling so depressed they have “a hard time functioning,” as opposed to ten per cent of the general population.) To make a rational decision, he told me, you have to see the big picture, because your experience is likely to be typical, rather than exceptional. “If you take a broader view of the profession,” he told me, “it seems like a terrible idea to go to graduate school.”

Perhaps that’s the rational conclusion, but, if so, it’s beset on all sides by confounding little puzzles; they act like streams that divert and weaken the river of rational thought. Graduate school, for example, is a one-time-only offer. Very few people start doctoral programs later in life. If you pass it up, you pass it up forever. Given that, isn’t walking away actually the rash decision? (This kind of thinking is a subspecies of the habit of mind psychologists call loss aversion: once you have something, it’s very hard to give it up; if you get into grad school, it’s very hard not to go.) And then there’s the fact that graduate school, no matter how bad an idea it might be in the long term, is almost always fulfilling and worthwhile in the short term. As our conversation continued, my friend was struck by this. “How many people get paid to read what they want to read,” he asked, “and study what they want to study?” He paused. ”If I got into a really good program, I would probably go.”
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Brazil's Real Is in Free Fall - Bloomberg
Brazil’s real is proving immune to intervention from the central bank this week, adding pressure on policy makers to find new ways to support the currency. The real, already the worst performer among peers this quarter, tumbled as much as 2. via Pocket
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Kate Spade’s actress niece Rachel Brosnahan shouted obscenities as she ducked into widower Andy Spade’s bachelor pad Thursday. Andy has been staying at the Park Avenue apartment as he reportedly mulled a divorce from Kate, who was found dead by suicide Tuesday in the couple’s 850 Park Ave. via Pocket
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The beautiful game: soccer around the world | The Wider Image | Reuters
As Russia puts the finishing touches to the carefully manicured fields that will host the World Cup from next week, people around the globe are playing soccer on a surprising variety of makeshift pitches. via Pocket
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Opinion | Who Will Lead Europe Now? - The New York Times
Ms. Kauffmann is the editorial director of Le Monde. via Pocket
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The 'Black Catholic Movement' That Reinvigorated American Catholicism | Essay | Zócalo Public Square
Worshippers at Holy Angel Catholic Church on Chicago’s South Side, in October, 1973. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The story of how Roman Catholics “became American” is very well-known. via Pocket
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10 days ago by Werderbach
Mobile Homes for Sale in Wisconsin (WI): 345 Listed
Mobile Homes for Sale in Wisconsin (WI). Looking to buy a mobile home, manufactured house, manufactured housing? MobileHome.net has 345 mobile homes in Wisconsin.
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Chris Rock tells Obamas to ‘make your money,’ but not on Netflix | Page Six
Chris Rock isn’t loving the idea of Barack and Michelle Obama working with Netflix. The comedian told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Wednesday that he doesn’t want the former president and first lady making their money on Netflix. via Pocket
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10 days ago by Werderbach
Ira Berlin, transformative historian of slavery in America, dies at 77 - The Washington Post
Ira Berlin, a historian who sifted through millions of documents to revive the voices of ordinary African Americans from the struggle for emancipation, and who helped demonstrate that slavery was a complex, ever-evolving institution at the core of American history, died June 5 at a hospital in Wash via Pocket
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10 days ago by Werderbach
What Trump’s Trade War Could Mean for the WTO and Global Trade
U.S. trade policy is roiling markets. At the end of March, the U.S. stock market tumbled 700 points in a single day on news that President Trump would impose tariffs on Chinese exports. A degree of volatility and uncertainty has continued since then as the tariffs continue to make news. via Pocket
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10 days ago by Werderbach
Steve Bannon on ‘masturbatory’ Emmanuel Macron, elites, and old Etonians | Spectator USA
Stephen K. Bannon is talking about French President Emmanuel Macron. “His masturbatory fantasy is that he’s Napoleon, right,” he tells me, as we sit in a bar on the Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, in central Rome. “That’s his masturbatory fantasy. via Pocket
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What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed - The New York Times
There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression, especially if you’ve already tried and tried. Here are some tips from experts. via Pocket
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10 days ago by Werderbach
Pelosi's 'Pay-Go' Rule Is Entirely Counter-Productive to Progressive Policy Goals
No, Nancy. No, Steny. Just…no. In fact, it’s a stupid rule. It is entirely counter-productive to progressive policy goals. It puts the Democratic Party in conflict with the blog’s First Law Of Economics—Fck The Deficit. People Got No Jobs. via Pocket
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10 days ago by Werderbach
EMAIL - My Biggest Mistake
The only thing is... I made one massive mistake that held me back for so many years. 

I didn't sell anything. 

I was struggling for money because all I wanted was for my audience to succeed physically. 

And why was this one of the greatest mistakes of my career? 

Because other fitness influencers were creating programs and systems that did more harm than good and my audience felt lost. 

Not to mention, I missed out on millions of dollars because I thought I understood the power of Social Media and being a Fitness Icon. 

I thought all wrong! 

To my surprise, I was actually doing a disservice by NOT selling...

I had all of the step by step strategies to help even more people, but I was naive and just didn't understand the value in selling. 
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