Apple products you should avoid: September 2019 edition

Let’s take a tour around an Apple Store and look at what you should and shouldn’t buy this month. Must read: iPhone 11: Specs, pricing, rumors, release date, more AVOID: IPHONE XS, XS MAX, XR Why you should avoid: Bottom line, we’re a few weeks away from new hardware landing, so if you’ve held out this far, you might as well wait and see what falls in the fall. Hardware last updated: September and October 2018. AVOID: MACBOOK Why you should avoid: Once the pinnacle of Apple’s thin-and-light engineering, the MacBook…

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Do Women Avoid Economics…Or Does Economics Avoid Women?

A recent New York Times piece highlighted the problems women continue to face in the economics profession. The article in question discusses the harassment experienced by female economists and touches on several related issues like the low number of women PhD economists (especially at senior ranks). This is hardly news to any of us in the dismal science. There have long been articles, both in the popular press and academia, about the underrepresentation of women and the challenges they face. Recently there was a particularly upsetting piece on the horrific language used by budding PhDs to describe their…

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