Skip to navigationSkip to content
Michael George Haddad

Good evening.

Timing innovation

Your streaming update

Taming big tech

Border issues

Pay and play

Board games are back in India. Indian children once learned ethics and life lessons from simpler activities, until PUBG came along.

Children once learned ethics and life lessons from board games—then PUBG came along

As kids growing up in the 1990s, where India's liberalisation had only just become a reality, kids could play games without needing much paraphernalia. This takes me back to that time of unparalleled inventiveness.

Convenience and cost are the two biggest factors for why I allow my child to play a mobile game instead of a board game. Buying board games is an expensive affair now with most being imported to India. Also, most of the board games of my childhood are not available online for free. I recently realised

Convenience and cost are the two biggest factors for why I allow my child to play a mobile game instead of a board game. Buying board games is an expensive affair now with most being imported to India. Also, most of the board games of my childhood are not available online for free. I recently realised that Ludo on Android is a pretty popular game.

I guess, we need to move on with times and try to find e-games that teach ethics and life lessons because it's nearly impossible to keep kids away from technology now.

The simplest way to help young kids is to pay their teachers better. There is a large body of evidence that tells us good early education and support leads to better economic outcomes. But teachers remain chronically underpaid, harming children's chances.

The simplest way to help young kids is to pay their teachers better

Do you remember who your preschool teacher was? In all likelihood, you don't. But that doesn't mean they weren't hugely significant in shaping who you are today. I cover early childhood development, and the basic principle of decades of research in ECD is that the best investment a government can make

Do you remember who your preschool teacher was? In all likelihood, you don't. But that doesn't mean they weren't hugely significant in shaping who you are today. I cover early childhood development, and the basic principle of decades of research in ECD is that the best investment a government can make is in improving vulnerable kids' early years (roughly between birth and six) because that's when 90% of brain development happens. And yet early educators and care staff and under-paid, under-valued, under-trained, and over-worked almost everywhere in the world. A new report from the OECD shows there is nuance in that picture though, and it's all about pay scale progression. If you receive a pittance when you start out but know that you have the possibility of earning a lot more as time goes on, there's a chance you'll stick it out. But if you'll make almost the same thing starting out as you will 15 years into your career, that's not going to motivate you. See where your country stacks up on this chart and let me know your thoughts below!

According to certain ways of thinking, only CEOs and investment bankers are motivated by financial incentives. But market forces work across the the income spectrum, and you think the promise of stock options will recruit, retain, and motivate tech workers, then you should support higher pay for teachers.

Capitalism and its discontents

🇺🇸 2020 🗳️

They're coming for your wallet

How Zuckerberg plans to make money with Facebook Pay. Even as it drives deeper into commerce and digital transactions, which hasn't always gone well, Facebook is likely to rely on ads as its main money-maker for the foreseeable future.

How Mark Zuckerberg plans to make money with Facebook Pay

When I talk to people about Facebook's drive into payments, they often think it's because the company wants to diversify beyond ads. But a review of earnings calls shows that that's not what Zuckerberg has in mind—at least not anytime soon. Instead, he sees payments and commerce as a way to make Facebook ads even more valuable.

The new consumer

Porno for patriots

You really sailed through the news!

Close

The fires in the Amazon were likely set intentionally

Read more on Quartz

From Our Members

  • The Amazon is also being deforested by illegal gold miners who then sell the gold mixed into the ‘legal’ trade. This is why I cast with recycled gold for my jewelry collection.

    Action can be taken through changing our consumption habits. The only thing we can all do is go plant based at least a few

    The Amazon is also being deforested by illegal gold miners who then sell the gold mixed into the ‘legal’ trade. This is why I cast with recycled gold for my jewelry collection.

    Action can be taken through changing our consumption habits. The only thing we can all do is go plant based at least a few days a week. Kill the demand.

  • Oh what a surprise. Everyone needs to go Hong Kong on Brazil’s ass

  • The world has plenty of pasture land. That’s what’s so frustrating about this situation. Meanwhile the Amazon is full of unexplored gifts, medicine, and probably the key to saving our planet but we will never find out if things continue as is.

  • All this talk of climate change and then we get this? Saving the environment isn’t just the obligation of legislators. The real change comes on a micro level, by each individual. Sadly, such actions set back efforts to secure our planet and put lives at risk.

  • As a little boy on the school bench in primary I couldn't figure out why such a disaster could be permitted. This was 30 years ago and now where are we?

  • The loss in biodiversity is an issue that we as humanity may never be able to measure either quantitatively or qualitatively. Not only is it a loss in beauty but also potentially medicinals and other tragic losses.

  • It's time the countries that have ventured through the agrarian and industrial eras of development start supporting better those that have not. It's inexcusable and unethical for people throughout the world, who have the technology to pull a country past those economic revolutions that destroy, to disregard

    It's time the countries that have ventured through the agrarian and industrial eras of development start supporting better those that have not. It's inexcusable and unethical for people throughout the world, who have the technology to pull a country past those economic revolutions that destroy, to disregard those who continue to subsist, while we have at our disposal the innovations with which people thrive.

  • Disturbing to say the least.

  • Just that Head line is ridiculous. All fires in Amazon region are intentionally, always! The current president of Brazil, a deranged sociopath, since his election, have striping environmental laws and giving powers to the Farmer in the area. In 8 months of his mandate he has brought more evil to the

    Just that Head line is ridiculous. All fires in Amazon region are intentionally, always! The current president of Brazil, a deranged sociopath, since his election, have striping environmental laws and giving powers to the Farmer in the area. In 8 months of his mandate he has brought more evil to the country than anyone could bring in a lifetime

  • As Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has expressed disdain for conserving the rainforest, his support for industrial growth has reportedly encouraged ranchers and other developers to move more brazenly into undeveloped forest land—much of which is indigenous territory.

  • It is extremely likely. Think of what this will do for the price of lumber, etc.

  • Taught well by predatory west.

  • If America had a decent President he or she would work to help solve these problems instead we have one who helps them increase for the sake of the Environment DUMP TRUMP THE CHUMP IN NOVEMBER 2O2O

  • The earth is more and more ruled by a bunch of idiots and see what's happening, tension among people and burning soil.

  • 12