xkcd dove into money in 2011 and this was the result:
Analysis | The black-white economic divide is as wide as it was in 1968
Endless economic indicators point to deep (and deepening) black and white inequality in the U.S. - an illustration of a deeply unfair system. In many cases, the divide is still as bad or worse than it was in the 1960s.
I've grabbed the graphs, incase there's a paywall:
(I think this is a British version of a video made by Blue Seat Studios and it just seems better with the accent for whatever reason)
"When I find myself in tough conversations,
when I am being held accountable,
when I am called to unlearn, relearn, or just learn —
This is my mantra."
"It’s been a game-changer.
Less armor. More learning."
- Brené Brown
Harriet Lerner and Brené - I'm Sorry: How To Apologize & Why It Matters | Brené Brown
This two-episode special is based on a course that Dr. Harriet Lerner and I did together on her groundbreaking book, "Why Won't You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts." You can expect authentic, hard conversations (and one helluva role play) about making mistakes, healing hurts, and being brave.
⚠️Caution from my personal experience: if you apologize profusely or otherwise express distress, you (intentionally or not) put pressure on the other person to shift away from their hurt/their feelings to providing reassurance to you that it wasn't a big deal/it's ok (even if it isn't).
It's uncomfortable, but if you're ready to apologize, you need to be ready to face the consequences and be ready to receive a "Thank you for your apology" and maybe nothing further.
Emotional Literacy - – being able to recognize, name, and understand our feelings
RULER Approach - Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Attending a RULER training is the first step for schools (preK-12) looking to implement RULER. Our training institutes focus on building a growth mindset and common language around emotions, skill development in emotional intelligence, and the building and sustaining of positive social and emotional climates where all stakeholders in the school feel empowered to learn, work, and achieve.
Ray Dalio’s understanding of the global balance of power.
He has a book “Principles”, a free app with the content of the book, and is currently writing a series of essays about the rise and fall of empires, all of which can be found on his website:
Principles by Ray Dalio
In 'Principles,' investor and entrepreneur Ray Dalio shares his approach to life and management, which he believes anyone can use to make themselves more successful.
People are often very bad at recognizing and rewarding the things that make their life better.
All the way from recognizing the way that infrastructure like interstate highways allows for access to goods, to the effort their parents put into trying to make them feel loved and supported, or the way their secretary comes in early or a skilled coworker doesn’t draw attention because they’re smoothly handling problems that come up, or the value they get from a powerful laptop with good internet or from eating a healthy diet.
There’s even a problem where people don’t value the work you do if your skill level makes it look effortless. (e.g. a locksmith being tipped better as a n00b vs later when he unlocked the door much faster for the customer after years of honing his craft)
(What might this mean for work that is meant to be done in a way that looks effortless, e.g. women’s work?)
Locksmith gets less tips and more price complaints for being faster | Hacker News
My theory with money: the less your customer has, the more important appearances are. Go to your local bank and look at how nicely dressed the tellers that are cashing grandma's $20 check, and then go to their trading floor and look at the traders that are trading millions of dollars a day.
Bill Wurtz's "history of the entire world, i guess"
What the World Eats - Families with their weekly stash of food.
American photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio have traveled the world documenting that most basic of human behaviors—what we eat. They have published a bunch of award-winning books, but this is just a small photo gallery from their project, “Hungry Planet,” which depicts everything that an average family consumes in a given week—and what it costs.