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Why Anxiety Makes Some People Vomit
While nausea and vomiting can be experienced along with hypothyroidism, they aren't generally thought to be common symptoms, and are usually rarely caused by the condition, says psychotherapist Ken Goodman, who's a spokesperson with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). This implies, as Drew thought, that the stomach issues are more likely associated with anxiety.

For Drew, Marissa, myself, and the other estimated 40 million Americans who experience anxiety, it’s common to feel nausea, as well as other physical symptoms, Goodman says. “[Physical symptoms] range from nausea to lightheadedness, a racing heart, pressure in your chest, and labored breathing,” he adds. “[Anxiety] can make you feel like you’re having an out-of-body experience.”
anxiety  fear  Health  Personal  work 
december 2018 by Jibarosoy
From Recovery to Union Renewal | Portside
When I walked Woonsocket’s largely empty Main Street with its iconic “Bienvenu” sign and scattered former factories, therefore, it was with more than a detached analytic gaze. I spoke with many residents — sixty, so far — and asked them about things I knew: work, wages, unions, politics. Everyone had something to say.

Artie, a forty-eight-year-old out-of-work carpenter told me, “These are hard times, bro. I’ve probably built a million houses, I’ve been a productive part of society, and for what? Some fucking asshole up in Boca Raton?”

Theresa, a forty-two-year-old single mother who had escaped an abusive relationship only to find a cold shoulder on the job market relayed her experience: “I filled out an application and they weren’t hiring anybody who didn’t have a college degree. They wanted people who are ‘future-oriented,’ they don’t want riff-raffs.’’
Pol.11  Power_in_America  class  inequalities  marxism  capitalism  work  organizing 
november 2018 by Jibarosoy
High Score, Low Pay: Why the So-Called Gig Economy Loves Gamification | Portside
But that apparent freedom poses a unique challenge to the platforms’ need to provide reliable, “on demand” service to their riders – and so a driver’s freedom has to be aggressively, if subtly, managed. One of the main ways these companies have sought to do this is through the use of gamification.

Simply defined, gamification is the use of game elements – point-scoring, levels, competition with others, measurable evidence of accomplishment, ratings and rules of play – in non-game contexts. Games deliver an instantaneous, visceral experience of success and reward, and they are increasingly used in the workplace to promote emotional engagement with the work process, to increase workers’ psychological investment in completing otherwise uninspiring tasks, and to influence, or “nudge”, workers’ behaviour. This is what my weekly feedback summary, my starred ratings and other gamified features of the Lyft app did.
work  Technology  inequality  computers  class  Power_in_America  Business  data 
november 2018 by Jibarosoy
The Land That Failed to Fail - The New York Times
The students and researchers attending the Academic Symposium of Middle-Aged and Young Economists wanted to unleash market forces but worried about crashing the economy — and alarming the party bureaucrats and ideologues who controlled it.

Late one night, they reached a consensus: Factories should meet state quotas but sell anything extra they made at any price they chose. It was a clever, quietly radical proposal to undercut the planned economy — and it intrigued a young party official in the room who had no background in economics. “As they were discussing the problem, I didn’t say anything at all,” recalled Xu Jing’an, now 76 and retired. “I was thinking, how do we make this work?”
china  international  pol.639  Economics  marketing  economy  work  productivity  Power_in_America 
november 2018 by Jibarosoy
Sweatshop - Games For Change
Through a series of thirty challenging levels players must balance the unreasonable demands of Boss, the temperamental factory owner and Boy, a gentle, hard-working child labourer. Together, the team must work to make the factory a roaring success supplying clothes to their ever-demanding retail clients.
The game presents a series of moral dilemmas to the player, who must juggle the needs of clients with the welfare of workers. Should you hire a fire officer to prevent the risk of workers dying horribly in an industrial blaze or pack them in to get the job done? Should you train workers to make them more efficient and satisfied or fire them when they lose a limb in an industrial accident?
Simulations  games  work  inequality  Power_in_America  Pol.11  capitalism  class 
september 2018 by Jibarosoy
Academic Alienation: Freeing Cognitive Labor From the Grip of Capitalism | Portside
In its business-savvy state of mind, the corporate university has managed to turn these negative experiences of individuation and competition into an asset. Discounting the anguishing effect it produces on academic workers, universities positively highlight the flexible nature of academic labor. This type of work, which is highly personalized and specialized — a long-term effect of Taylorism — does not necessarily require a generalized 9-to-5 employment scheme but allows the neoliberal university to operate on “flexitime.”

At first glance, this may appear to be part of a noble pursuit of granting employees non-traditional work arrangements that can accommodate individual lifestyles (transportation schedules, childcare, workout routines, etc.) to achieve a healthy work/life balance. In reality, however, flexitime often means nothing other than a non-stop work schedule. In the neoliberal knowledge economy, most academics find themselves under immense pressure to meet standardized performance criteria, focusing much of their energy on the marketability of their work. These intellectual workers don’t clock out after an 8-hour day, and many are in fact running on a 24/7 schedule. For them, there is no end to the workday and no more life outside of work.
LIU  higher-education  capitalism  work  class  inequalities  Power_in_America  marxism 
june 2018 by Jibarosoy
If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do? - The New York Times
This set of proposals is based on the idea that the emerging wave of digital disruption won’t result in a permanent loss of demand for workers, but rather shifts in what types of work the economy needs. It’s not unlike early 20th-century America’s shift from an agricultural economy to an industrial one, or its shift from an industrial to an information economy over the last half-century.

In this context, the goal is not to stymie that evolution, but to try to tilt the balance toward workers as the transition takes place. “We want a growing, robust economy,” Mr. Paul said. “We just need proper policies in place to ensure that workers don’t bear the burden of that transition.”

While these ideas are coming from a decidedly left-of-center place, it’s striking how some of them overlap with the goals of centrist business interests and even some conservative thinkers.
IPE  work  Technology  capitalism  Economics  coop  policy  Trump 
june 2018 by Jibarosoy
Average American worker takes less vacation than a medieval peasant - Business Insider
Go back 200, 300, or 400 years and you find that most people did not work very long hours at all. In addition to relaxing during long holidays, the medieval peasant took his sweet time eating meals, and the day often included time for an afternoon snooze.
"The tempo of life was slow, even leisurely; the pace of work relaxed," notes Shor. "Our ancestors may not have been rich, but they had an abundance of leisure."
Pol._11  pol.639  IPE  work  capitalism  Power_materials 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
Walmart's Future Workforce: Robots and Freelancers - The Atlantic
The Walmart of the future relies more heavily on the gig economy and automation. This is an indication of the fierce competition between Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, and Amazon. A pair of recent studies suggests that it’s also a sign that the U.S. economy is tilting further toward jobs that give workers less market power.
Pol.11  labor  work  LIU  higher-education  Cline  Pol._185  Technology  robots  Jibaro_Blog 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
The World Economy, 1-2001 AD
Tables HS–8 show levels of population, GDP and per capita GDP in 20 countries, 7 regions and the world for eight benchmark years in the past two millennia. There are also 5 analytical tables showing rates of growth and shares of world population and GDP. HS–7 explained the derivation of estimates for 1950–2001. Earlier than this, it is useful to distinguish between estimates for 1820–1950 and those for the centuries before 1820 where the documentation is weaker and the element of conjecture bigger.
economy  pol.639  work  GDP  state  capitalism  feudalism 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
Is Blind Hiring the Best Hiring? - The New York Times
To try to combat these biases, Iyer and his co-founder Petar Vujosevic devised a way to screen job applicants without showing employers any biographical information. GapJumpers and its client create a list of skills required for the job, then design a relevant test that the applicant completes online. The first piece of information the hiring company sees is applicants’ scores, and, based on those, it selects candidates to interview. Only then does it see their names and résumés.
LIU  work  racism  political_science  international  Power_materials 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Managed by Q’s ‘Good Jobs’ Gamble - The New York Times
The company pays its staff, like Garcia, considerably more than prevailing market rates not solely because its founders want to be kind to them, but because Teran sees it as crucial to his business model. Teran believes that most American businesses, and especially fast-growing start-ups like Uber, have mistaken short-term gains for long-term value, undercutting the share of revenue that flows to workers in a way that will perversely hurt their bottom line. He believes, even more radically, that decades of rising inequality and stagnant wages in America are not an inevitable byproduct of capitalism; instead, they come from a simple misunderstanding about how best to deploy workers and recognize the value they bring to a company. The future of jobs in the United States would be very different if Teran’s ideas catch on. But first, of course, he has to prove that they actually work.
work  inequality  capitalism  Latinos_y_Eco_Crisis  Reform  Power_materials  thesis 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
A Wall Street Giant Makes a $75 Million Bet on Academic Philosophy - The New York Times
“This gift is so wonderfully contrarian,” Mr. Daniels said. “To have someone of Bill’s stature who is willing to lend an imprimatur to philosophy, this most ancient of disciplines, and to the idea of its continuing relevance as an end in itself, is simply spectacular.”

Mr. Miller, 67, is not the only old-guard Wall Street figure with a background in philosophy. George Soros was heavily influenced by the Austrian philosopher Karl Popper. Carl Icahn was a philosophy major at Princeton, where he wrote a senior thesis titled “The Problem of Formulating an Adequate Explication of the Empiricist Criterion of Meaning.” (On the watchdog side of the street, Sheila Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, was also a philosophy major.)
LIU  liberal_arts  higher-education  jobs  career  work  Business  Cline 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post
We’ve all heard the statistics. More millennials live with their parents than with roommates. We are delaying partner-marrying and house-buying and kid-having for longer than any previous generation. And, according to The Olds, our problems are all our fault: We got the wrong degree. We spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need. We still haven’t learned to code. We killed cereal and department stores and golf and napkins and lunch. Mention “millennial” to anyone over 40 and the word “entitlement” will come back at you within seconds, our own intergenerational game of Marco Polo.
inequality  millennials  Power_in_America  Economics  jobs  work  housing  Latinos_y_Eco_Crisis 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Urban Studies Journal | Urban Studies
Urban Studies is the leading international peer-reviewed journal for urban scholarship. Since its inception in 1964, the journal has remained at the forefront of intellectual and policy debates on the city, and has hosted ground-breaking contributions from across the full range of social science disciplines. The Editors aim to maintain and extend the role of Urban Studies as the journal of choice for those working on the cutting edge of academic research about cities. We welcome all original submissions that further our understanding of the urban condition and the rapid changes taking place in cities and regions across the globe, whether from an empirical, theoretical, or a policy perspective.

In addition to research articles, Urban Studies publishes peer-reviewed critical commentaries, policy reviews, book reviews besides a regular series of Special Issues. The journal is also committed to developing Social Media as the means of informing debates about the contemporary urban condition.
writing  Research  Urban  Sanchez  work 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Use SafeAssign in Assignments | Blackboard Help
SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works.

SafeAssign is effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool. Use SafeAssign to review assignment submissions for originality and create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase.

SafeAssign is based on a unique text matching algorithm capable of detecting exact and inexact matching between a paper and source material. Submissions are compared against several databases:
LIU  Courses  work  online  plagiarism 
november 2017 by Jibarosoy
Switching Careers Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: Charting Jobs That Are Similar to Yours - The New York Times
But many of the skills needed to do fading jobs are applicable to growing jobs. A big part of the problem is the labor market does a poor job of matching employers with employees — in hiring, and in educating and retraining them to meet employers’ needs.

“To solve this problem, people will need to have more skills, but the generation of skills is more an effect than a cause,” said Byron Auguste, co-founder of Opportunity@Work, a nonprofit for job seekers with nontraditional backgrounds. “It works for half our work force but not for the other half.”
jobs  economy  work  Education  inequality  policy  government  Core 
august 2017 by Jibarosoy
Book Review: "In Good Company: How Social Capital Makes Organizations Work
Social capital makes an organization, or any cooperate group, more than a collection of individuals intent on achieving their own private purposes. Social capital bridges the space between people. Its characteristic elements and indicators include high levels of trust, robust personal networks and vibrant communities, shared understandings, and a sense of equitable participation in joint enterprise—all things that draw individuals together into a group.
The main point of this book is that social capital exists in every organization or community, but in widely varying amounts. It can be depleted or enhanced, squandered or invested in. That social capital generates economic returns is one of the underlying messages of this book. Without social capital, organizations and communities cannot function. Social capital can benefit organizations and communities through better knowledge sharing due to trust relationships, lower transactions costs due to a cooperative spirit, lower turnover rates and greater coherence of action due to shared understanding.
Hayduk  capitalism  Power_materials  work  Business  social  Latinos_y_Eco_Crisis  Latino_achievements 
july 2017 by Jibarosoy
The real reason working-class whites continue to support Trump - The Washington Post
“So much of Donald Trump’s politics is symbolic,” Gest explained. “They’re symbolic in the sense that this is what people want to hear and if it doesn’t get done, it’s almost beside the point because he’s elevating the prerogatives of his constituents to the national stage after having been relegated to the fringes of American politics for decades.”

[Working-class whites can’t handle their status as ‘the new minority’]

“When Donald Trump went up in Cleveland and said messianically,’I am your voice,’ that’s precisely what people heard,” Gest continued. “The sense of having a voice suddenly, after feeling voiceless for so long is powerful. It’s not in their cultural interests to vote against him, no matter how little he has delivered to actually help them in any kind of material way.”
Trump  GOP  Passions  reasoning  inequality  work  class  politics  Power_in_America 
july 2017 by Jibarosoy
College Scorecard Data on all U.S. universities
Download the data that appear on the College Scorecard, as well as supporting data on student completion, debt and repayment, earnings, and more. The files include data from 1996 through 2016 for all undergraduate degree-granting institutions of higher education.
This data was last updated on January 13th, 2017. Our Change Log describes the changes to the dataset over time.
data  database  LIU  Higher_education  Education  work  Economics 
june 2017 by Jibarosoy
Retraining Our Desires: How to Be Happy in the Coming Robot Age | Big Think
Refinement of social arts is also a crucial aspect of intangible culture. When I lived in China, I glimpsed a post-labor world. Since the 1950s, Chinese men have been able to retire at age 60 (sometimes 55) and women can retire at age 50. What do all these able-bodied pensioners do with their free time? They gather daily in the local parks — spending time together, trading stories, singing in impromptu choirs, dancing, smoking, playing musical instruments, doing calligraphy, drinking tea, and enjoying the rich social currency of friendship. They have adapted well to life after work. Their pleasures are cheaply bought, but richly savored.
economics  economy  work  Entertainment_and_Lifestyles  power_materials 
december 2016 by Jibarosoy
Crate Expectations | City Limits
The problem was Big City Forest, the LDC’s for-profit subsidiary. The company sold hundreds of pieces of furniture to individuals and upscale shops like Soho’s tony Terra Verde, but the staff simply couldn’t build its market fast enough. Last January, facing a debt of than $750,000, Bronx 2000’s board of directors voted to shut the operations down. Big City Forest had a popular product, an engaging social mission and environmental cachet. But like many small businesses, it stumbled when it made an ambitious leap to expand. For two years, staff pitched presentations to interested outside investors, but no one was willing to sign on.
Fair  Latino  bronx  economy  inequality  policy  jobs  work  Latinos_y_Eco_Crisis  latino_war 
january 2016 by Jibarosoy
Consolidating Power | Portside
There is already an interesting phrase in Gramsci’s work from 1919 saying that organizing in the workplace and having workplace councils is all well, but we should have neighborhood councils, too. And the neighborhood councils, he said, have a better understanding of what the conditions of the whole working class are compared to the sectoral understanding of workplace organizing. Workplace organizers used to know very well what a steelworker was, but they didn’t understand what the proletariat was about as a whole. The neighborhood organization would then include for example the street cleaners, the house workers, the delivery drivers. Gramsci never really took this up and said: ‘come on, the Communist Party should organize neighborhood assemblies!’
Hayduk  article  latino  war  proposal  state  power_materials  Fair  class  work  latino_war 
december 2015 by Jibarosoy
LIU - The Wal-Mart University
The Super top-paid Administration at LIU led by President Kimberly Cline wants to
LIU  work  LIUBLC 
december 2015 by Jibarosoy
Why What You Learned in Preschool Is Crucial at Work - The New York Times
Yet skills like cooperation, empathy and flexibility have become increasingly vital in modern-day work. Occupations that require strong social skills have grown much more than others since 1980, according to new research. And the only occupations that have shown consistent wage growth since 2000 require both cognitive and social skills.
learning  communities  activities  teaching  mindset  LIU  psychology  economics  work 
october 2015 by Jibarosoy
What Jobs Will the Robots Take? - Derek Thompson - The Atlantic
Indeed, Frey and Osborne project that the next wave of computer progress will continue to shred human work where it already has: manufacturing, administrative support, retail, and transportation. Most remaining factory jobs are "likely to diminish over the next decades," they write. Cashiers, counter clerks, and telemarketers are similarly endangered. On the far right side of this graph, you can see the industry breakdown of the 47 percent of jobs they consider at "high risk."
work  economy  Keynesism_y_Globalization  inequality  jobs  political  science 
january 2014 by Jibarosoy

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