Amazon.com has an interesting Career Choice Program that will provide a lot of financial assistance for employees who want to further their education — even if that leads to better careers elsewhere. Here’s the catch: Amazon discriminates. It discriminates against BA and MA programs. If an employee wants to acquire skills in fields like aircraft mechanics, machine-tool technology, or medical-lab science, Amazon will help with the expenses. But if an employee wants to get a BA in, oh, Women’s Studies, no help. Could be a lawsuit over that.
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More