Wages Winners and Losers Since 2004 Stagnant wages have become a hot topic in politics and for good reason, if you compare annual average pay from 2004 and 2013, one-third of all U.S. counties have seen their pay decline, when the figures are adjusted for inflation. The biggest winners for wage increases are the counties running down the center of the country many of which have economies based on energy and agriculture. Related story.
Like many scientists I have been dismayed of late to observe just how much “post-fact” or “alternative-truth” the world I live in has become. Like many scientists I have been reflecting a lot lately on what it means to be a scientist living in a post-fact world. Has my job and expertise become completely irrelevant? As regular readers know when I say I’ve been reflecting, you should expect a long post (or series of posts). I have broken my thoughts up into a 3 part series.
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vox round out our top picks for this week. The New York Times - A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months This environmental piece from The Times is an