The Empty Half of the Glass May Also Be Full

How many scientific breakthroughs have been lost because they came from outside the mainstream? Credit: Malte Mueller Getty Images Finding an ant in the kitchen often triggers my sense of alarm, because for any ant I see there must be many more out of view. The same applies to many aspects of life, occasionally with…Continue Reading

‘The streets are empty’: CBD business owners question spending data

Navigation for News Categories Some central Auckland businesses are bewildered by the government’s upbeat economic analysis Great Kiwi Yarns owner Anne Mazer describes the extension of level 2.5 as a disaster for business. Photo: RNZ / Katie Todd Treasury’s latest measure of card spend and traffic volumes in the city suggests activity has rebounded to…Continue Reading

Uber issues an empty threat to cease operations in California

read. Though the headline seems to imply it, Khosrowshahi doesn’t say that Uber itself should treat their drivers better. Instead, he casts the blame for gig workers’ sorry lot on our “outdated” employment system that forces workers to choose between benefits and freedom. Economists and drivers counter that giving Uber drivers the benefits of full-time employees, like health…Continue Reading

A’s Matt Chapman on Empty Stadiums: ‘We’re Used to Not Having Too Many Fans’

Rob Tringali/Getty ImagesOakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman didn’t miss an opportunity to zing his own team’s fanbase on Thursday.He told reporters not having fans at games during the 2020 campaign could work in Oakland’s favor since the team is not exactly accustomed to selling out its stadium anyway.”I think it’s going to play to…Continue Reading