Social Change Workshop

I've been at the University of Virginia the last few days helping out with the IHS Social Change Workshop for Grad Students. It's quite nice to not be running the show, and to enjoy it more from the consumer side. As usual, great people, great conversations.

Here are some illustrations of typical phases of the day, below.

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Dave Schmidtz lecturing on environmental ethics.

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Leda Cosmides chatting with students.

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Students at the evening social.

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After hours in a dorm room, after someone happy on Franzia has bogarted your camera.

Good times!

  • FrankV

    The American labor market is remarkably dynamic, even during a downturn. Each month, millions of new jobs are created as entrepreneurs start new companies and existing firms hire new workers. Also, millions of jobs also disappear as uncompetitive firms go out of business and existing companies let workers go. The recession has already driven up the rate of unemployment and the number of layoffs, but it hasn’t negatively affected payday loans. Even though the number of people that lose their jobs due to massive job cuts, the demand for payday loans and advance lending has actually remained the same – in fact, it has gone up. It isn’t really a consolation; the unemployment rate is climbing worldwide, and climbing to levels that are the highest they’ve been since before World War 2. That isn’t a problem any amount of payday loans are going to fix.