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How to Create a Workplace That Fits Millennial America (Chief Learning Officer)
Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network National Director Taylor Jo Isenberg explains why Millennials work best in settings that emphasize individual participation and agency and reward loyalty rather than treating them like the office’s latest coffee delivery system.
Do Millennials Stand a Chance in the Real World? (NYT)
Annie Lowrey notes that while the Millennial generation seems to have developed a fixation on money, that’s because coming of age during a major economic downturn and suffering its consequences has made them acutely aware of how hard it is to make any.
Unlock Phones So People Can Use Public Airwaves (Bloomberg)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford argues that we shouldn’t let telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T make products that lock consumers into their own network when the public is providing both the spectrum and the policy knives used to carve it up.
Controversy Over Contraception Misses the Economic Point (Forbes)
NND Editor Bryce Covert writes that the most controversial part of Obamacare requires insurers to cover contraception without a co-pay, but critics may not appreciate the economic benefits of ensuring women can be in the labor force instead of just being in labor.
The London Whale and the Real Link Between the US economy and Cyprus (Guardian)
Dean Baker argues that for all the dire warnings we’ve heard about how government deficits will doom us all, Cyprus shows that the far bigger danger is in allowing banks to run amok until they make a mess and need to bring the public in as their clean-up crew.
As Obama signs sequestration cuts, his economic goals are at risk (WaPo)
Zachary Goldfarb writes that President Obama will sign a short-term resolution that keeps the admittedly “dumb” sequester in place, while his own priorities, like funding early education, are mere stretch goals compared to keeping things from getting any dumber.
Battle of the Budgets (Prospect)
Jamelle Bouie notes that Senate Democrats have passed a budget for the first time in years, and it’s more mainstream and less ambitious than the GOP’s ideological salvo or House progressives’ alternative. In other news, none of these will become the actual budget.
Austerity’s Cruelest Cut: Democracy Denied in Detroit (The Nation)
John Nichols writes that the 5 percent of the vote Detroit cast for Rick Snyder in the 2010 gubernatorial race and the 82 percent of the vote it cast against his emergency manager law last year have been thrown out in favor of the only vote that counts: Rick Snyder’s.