A friend of mine posed this question to us: “is it possible that people are becoming less empathetic because they are feeling too busy [to care about others] on their paths to success?” Here is what i think: People are either sufficiently empathetic or insufficiently empathetic and that characteristic of their personality will drive both… Read More Is it possible that people are becoming less empathetic because they are feeling too busy [to care about others] on their paths to success?
I recently found these two pieces I wrote a couple of years ago. The first from when I discussed the news about failing my first macro economics preliminary exam with my academic advisor, the director of the graduate program at NCSU and a wonderful person. The second one is from when I got the letter… Read More Empty envelopes
Early this January, local governments restored a federal work requirement for food some stamp recipients in 23 mostly urban counties across North Carolina, including Wake County. State senators that support the change say the work requirement will incentivize the unemployed beneficiaries to find work or to enroll in some sort of higher education or training… Read More Taking Away Their Food, for Thought