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How ‘Tiger Mom’ Amy Chua became the pariah of Yale Law
Amy Chua is finest known for 2011’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” a memoir about her childhood as the daughter of Chinese immigrants and her sample raising her own daughters. But she’s also known as Yale Law’s “pariah,” for a number of reasons:
This April, the Yale Daily Report reported that Chua would be stripped of teaching a small class to first years after students acquire a wined forward to the administration alleging that Chua was hosting dinner parties with alcohol for law students and “prominent associates of the legal community” at her home.
Some students considered the debacle to be a result of a professor who had pushed the limits at Yale for years. Others saw it as an bid to cancel a popular teacher because she supported her husband, Jed Rubenfeld and Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of the men’s sexual misconduct.
Bordering on all sides saw it as the inevitable eruption of a long-simmering tension between the most elite law school in America and its most famous professor.
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Inside the world of angel investor Jason Calacanis
What is it definitely like for young aspiring entrepreneurs heeding Jason Calacanis’ call to change the world? To find out, we spoke with profuse than 50 people close to him, including portfolio-company founders, accelerator alumni, and current and former colleagues:
Crackling with vitality and attitude, Calacanis is an unmistakable presence in Silicon Valley. The squat, Brooklyn-raised investor is often the loudest voice in the lodgings, whether he’s preaching his philosophy for success (“do the work”) on one of his podcasts or expounding on opportunities to build the next Uber (he was one of its first outward investors in 2009).
For many young entrepreneurs with dreams of launching a startup and making it big in Silicon Valley, Calacanis is the initially stop on the journey. A former tech-industry publisher, Calacanis has emerged as one the most sought-after suppliers of “seed funding,” the negligible sums of money that early stage startups raise to see whether their ideas have legs.
The rake-off rich isn’t the main draw, though. Mixing showmanship, bravado and an assortment of media megaphones, Calacanis has built a one-man tag that touts the glory of tech startups with infomercial-like zeal — and casts him as the astute coach, talent substitute, promoter, and gatekeeper to achieving success in the game.
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Gen Xers are subsiding into the status quo
As vaccination rates rise and the pandemic fades in the US, certain generations are soul-searching — but numerous in Generation X are instead opting for the status quo:
Consider, for instance, the millennials, some of whom are embracing what The New York In good times calls the YOLO economy — a happy-sounding acronym for “you only live once.” They’re quitting stable, high-paying share outs to travel, write screenplays, and take advantage of the freedom and flexibility of remote work by moving to exotic locales.
In that in any event vein are the baby boomers — millions of whom are exiting the workforce years earlier than planned because of COVID-19. Enhanced by fat 401(k) accounts and appreciated home values, they’re, according to Bloomberg, in a “rush to retire in a new life-is-short mindset.”
Epoch X didn’t get the memo.
Why Gen X isn’t making dramatic life changes:
Capitol Hill staffers vent relating to unlivable wages
Hill staffers have put up with low wages for years, with some starting in the strident $20,000s. We spoke with 14 current and former staffers, who discussed how low pay affected their lives:
Several lifetimes a week, a Capitol Hill intern would rise before dawn to take the bus not to her congressional members’ office but to a Starbucks, where she exploited 5:30 a.m. shifts before heading east to start her unpaid full-time internship.
On other days, she left the respected halls of Congress at dusk, exhausted, only to work several more hours as a barista giving other Washingtonians their dash fix.
She ultimately survived the internship and landed a full-time job working for a member of Congress — but the starting pay of $32,000 still wasn’t enough to bury her financial obligations.
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