Our second semester just began and we’re taking more core courses, including macro economics. One of my classmates just shared this great video that explains basic metrics such as GDP and CPI, and analyzes the government’s manipulation of those statistics. Fascinating, if scary and a bit understandable.
Rinderpest, a devastating cattle disease, afflicted communities in Africa and not long ago the whole world. It’s amazing that by applying freeze-drying technology, originally for coffee, Tufts University scientists were able to stabilize a vaccine. Still, to deploy it, they had to understand the communities and culture they were working with — a common leadership challenge — that they also overcame. As a Jumbo (Tufts alum), I’m proud of their accomplishment!
Here it’s 60°F and sunny. Back in DC it’s in the 40s.