Personal Bodies, Personal Opinion

I don’t often air such personal opinions, but today’s SCOTUS decision to allow Hobby Lobby, Inc. to opt its employees out of healthcare that includes birth control sets a precedent that I find horrific for the future of women’s personal rights. No company, large or small, should have the right to tell its employees what…

Incentives Matter

Way back in 2008 I took a basic economics class at CUNY Hunter College. The prof was the chair of the department, a long time economist and teacher who actually liked teaching the huge seminar course. There were over 200 in that class when it started. I think maybe 90 of us survived to the…

A-Flutter Over Shallowness

By now we’ve all seen the mug shot of Jeremy Meeks. He’s handsome, in a bad-boy way. His ice-blue eyes stare out at us from the photo, cold…or is it passion we see? Something dangerous lurks behind those eyes. And women everywhere shared this photo when they came across it on a Facebook page. They…