Over ten years, Ordinary Times has over 15K posts. Here are a few that you should check out, and are interesting today in hindsight.
Many scientists like to nitpick science fiction, but why should they have all the fun?
I was laid off twice in 2 years. Did race have anything to do with it?
Same cast, brand new season! Burt Likko offers a look at some of the high points of the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2014-2015 Term.
One company begins an experiment in ways to take enlightened management techniques down a notch, conveniently in the middle of union negotiations. Burt Likko offers a few answers to the question, “What could possibly go wrong?”
An employment lawyer entertains a very radical idea. Except it may already be real!
More an more, people on the Internet are arguing that young people are better off in the long run by skipping college. They’re wrong.
It’s Stupid Tuesday over at Blinded Trials, and this week Russell asks what eras have we passed in our lives, when we declared, “to [ourselves] and to others, ‘I once was this, but now I’m that?’” I’ve consciously ended a few such eras in my life. But one in particular that I noted over at…
Randy Harris won our NCAA pool this year and has selected me to write an article in response to this hypothetical, which I present here with minor editorial changes from what Randy sent me: Audrey was an employee at Major Health Insurer (MHI), through which she had health insurance coverage. She was a single parent…
Few things in American society are as universally revered as a good work ethic. It’s one of the core values we attempt to instill in our offspring. Commentators and politicians have been known to denigrate the supposedly slovenly Europeans for their lack of it. It’s so woven into the country’s ethos in fact, that that…