And then came the EU. It’s explicit goal was that peace would come from prosperity, and prosperity would come from good lives for all, and good lives for all would come from each country investing in its neighbours. In other words, Europe was going to end the problem of war, by people investing in one another, lifting one another up. With what? With healthcare systems, schools, universities, retirement systems — public goods that the world could scarcely imagine then, and much of it, like America, can scarcely comprehend now.
…e misconduct. Almost no bank was reformed, management shaken up, and so on. In other words, the old formula of capitalism was applied yet again: privatize the gains, socialize the losses. The finance sector was bailed out, at the cost of…well, we don’t really know. Nobody’s counted it u…
Be furious that people who are caretakers, or nurses, or teachers, or cleaners, or social workers, no matter how hard they work or how much value they provide to society, will never be billionaires. That to me is the real outrage here.
I’ve shown up late to meetings. I’ve missed class due to illness. I’ve canceled office hours on short notice. I’ve missed deadlines. I’ve botched lesson plans. I’ve stayed up too late and struggled the next day. Sometimes, I don’t even respond to someone’s email within two business days. At no point has the apocalypse ever ensued.
I nod, taking in the weight of our differences. To me, going with the flow was the whole point. My power, essentially what I spent my whole life perfecting, was how to stay in the room. To leave the room would be to risk never being invited back.
d teenagers that in classes where …or even the most dedicated high school students. A colleague of mine likes to remind teenagers that in classes where any score above 90 counts as an A, the difference between a 91 and a 99 is a life.
…ousness — turned in an essay that was “two rolls of parchment more than Professor Binns asked for.” Hermione, I pointed out, doesn’t make great use of her time. She’s a capable student and could probably do just as well without working so hard. “Right,” my daughter said. “Of course she could!”
It’s time to stop telling women how to act if they want to succeed. It’s time for men to recognize the privilege they have in the workplace, and become an active part of supporting women. It is time we all actually work towards building balanced and diverse teams.