Read — 2013/10/10

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Knowledge for earnings’ sake” (The Economist). Research by two Harvard economists suggests that average-quality teachers increase the expected aggregate income of each class they teach by $1.4 million, compared to the worst-quality teachers.
  2. Yellen’s Path from Liberal Theorist to Fed Voice for Jobs“, by Binyamin Appelbaum (NY Times).
  3. By 2047, Coldest Years May Be Warmer than Hottest in Past, Scientists Say“, by Justin Gillis (NY Times).
  4. A Novel Prompts a Conversation about How We Use Technology“, by Julie Bosman & Claire Cain Miller (NY Times). In his recent novel “The Circle”, Dave Eggers portrays an alarming if not entirely realistic dysutopian world under a technology monopolist.