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Looking like you are helping vs. actually helping

I recently finished reading Nickel and Dimed, which describes author Barbara Ehrenreich’s experience spending a year (trying to) live on income only earned through minimum wage jobs. For part of the year, she worked for a housecleaning service. During her … Continue reading

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False proxies are annoying

sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2012/11/avoiding-the-false-proxy-trap.html False proxies are results that are easy to measure and appear on the surface to be related to actual success of a person, program, or organization. The idea is that the higher these measurements seem, the greater the success … Continue reading

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