Alexander Variano is the editor of kenyonobserver.com and manages digital operations for TKO. He is an Economics and American Studies double-major at Kenyon College.
He is also the business manager for the Kenyon Collegian student newspaper.
Abusive labor practices were uncovered at Foxconn, the massive electronics supplier that produces many Apple Computer products, after a recent Fair Labor Association investigation. So why were employees used to working 70 to 80 hours a week angry after Foxconn announced it would limit the work week to 49 hours? Continue reading →
Social engineering and economic tomfoolery are on display more prominently than usual in the United Kingdom amid calls for minimum prices on alcohol. “‘When beer is cheaper than water,” sermonized nanny David explained Prime Minister David Cameron, “it’s just too easy for people to get drunk on cheap alcohol at home before they even set foot in a pub.” Continue reading →
The curiosity of such a public and sanctimonious resignation aside, Mr. Smith’s argument that Goldman cares more about making money for itself than effectively serving its clients begs the question: why do clients put up with this kind of abuse? Continue reading →