WHY GRAD STUDENTS ARE UNIONIZING


ARE WE CLOSE TO ENDING POVERTY?
BY STUART PATTERSON

Are we close to ending poverty? That depends on how you define the term.

According to data from the World Bank and the Census Bureau, poverty is down in the U.S. and the world at large. That’s good news, but defeating extreme poverty may require us to think beyond strict economic terms.

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ZORA NEALE HURSTON AND VOODOO
BY LYNN BROWN
In addition to her literary work, Zora Neale Hurston studied African diasporic religion and sought to write “the proper voodoo book.”

HOW THE INTERNET MAKES WOMEN’S WORK VISIBLE
BY ALEXANDRA SAMUEL
On trading the invisibility of caregiving for the validation of social media.

WHY GRAD STUDENTS ARE UNIONIZING
BY LIVIA GERSHON
Campaigns at Columbia and other institutions suggest that the concerns about the corporate university are still alive.

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY SPEAK?
BY JAMES MACDONALD
Can monkeys talk? According to new research, they could—if their brains would let them.

ARE REGULATIONS KILLING COMMUNITY BANKS?
BY PAUL MCDONNOLD

“Customers take care of us. We take care of them. It’s a two-way street. And the bigger banks have forgotten about the two-way street.”


WHAT WE’RE READING AROUND THE WEB
BY THE EDITORS

JSTOR Daily editors select stories that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. This week’s picks cover tomboys, Rumi, and what the Democrats can do now.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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