Posts Tagged ‘salaries’

September 2nd, 2012 - 9:11 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

How NIH Funding Effects Science As a Career

This letter appeared last September on The Scientist.  The fact that becoming an independent researcher takes upwards of 15years is just too long for me. Furthermore, being in research for almost a decade (undergrad, graduate, 1 yr postdoc), I have noticed that funding favors medical researchers. I[...]

March 17th, 2012 - 9:41 am § in America, Environment, Science

When the US Runs Out of Water

In 40 years, US could face water crisis Global warming and climate change are likely to unfold a water crisis in the United States within the next 40 years, says a new report. It concluded that seven in 10 of the more than 3,100 US counties could face risk of fresh water shortages. The report [&hell[...]

December 8th, 2011 - 9:40 am § in America

The Perils of Wall Street

WASHINGTON , Dec 8 (Reuters) – Jon Corzine, the former chief executive officer of MF Global, apologized to a U.S. House panel on Thursday for the collapse of the brokerage and said he was “stunned” when he first learned customer funds were missing. “I simply do not know where[...]

December 7th, 2011 - 1:23 am § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Why is a degree less valuable in Seattle then in Boston?

  There is something wrong here. Seattle is #2 in terms of unemployment but #7 in terms of education ? Readmore at WSJ.  [...]

December 1st, 2011 - 8:12 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Cutting Retirement Benefits on the Animal Farm

SOME ANIMALS HAVE MORE RIGHTS THAN OTHERS Here in America we hear about the sanctity of property. The right opposes inheritance taxes because it mean money gets “double taxed.”   The über rich news magnate justifies the behavior of Fox and the rest of News Corp because, after all, he[...]

November 13th, 2011 - 12:11 pm § in America

Berkeley Blog: Capitalism in a Social Democracy

This article about the Finish economy came to my attention after a lecture at TownHall.  Jeff Sachs showed frightening data … the US has fallen to the bottom of the industrial, developed democracies in growth rates and, especially, in terms of upward mobility.  Sachs’ argument comes do[...]

November 1st, 2011 - 5:26 am § in America, Hypocrisy

A 99% liberal responds to a 53% conservative

from Daily Kos Hello, I briefly visited the “We are the 53%” website, but I first saw your face on a liberal blog.  Your picture is quite popular on liberal blogs.  I think it’s because of the expression on your face.  I don’t know if you meant to look pugnacious or if we’re just projec[...]

October 31st, 2011 - 6:35 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

Will Congress Cut Salaries For UW School of Medicine Faculty?

The Scientist reports that the House draft of a budget for the NIH would cut the maximun salary for a Principal Investigator  (PI) by 17%, from  $199,700 to $165,300.  This cut would have its most obvious effect on federal support for MD scientists.  Because salaries for MDs are much higher t[...]

August 18th, 2011 - 8:25 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Who would you guess pays more in federal taxes: you or Boeing?

Danny Westneat, Seattle Times (excerpted) “It’s not even close,” says Bob McIntyre. “In the past three years, you have paid way more into the system than Boeing.” McIntyre is a tax wonk, the director of … Citizens for Tax Justice, released a study showing that 12 [...]

July 27th, 2011 - 12:17 am § in Uncategorized

How The Wealthy Mexican Merchants Stimulate The Economy

from Tumbolia: Trade in the Aztec empire was mostly barter, but I’m surprised to read that a few commodities were plentiful, portable, durable, interchangeable, and stable enough to serve as money. “Cacao seems to have been the most common form of money, and it did, indeed, grow on trees. It[...]