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The New York Times (AP), Oct. 3, 2018
Ripple Effect? Amazon’s $15 Wage May Help Lift Pay Elsewhere
Low-paid workers “get kicked the most in the recession, and they generally benefit more later in the boom,” said David Neumark, an economist at University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Business Insider, Oct. 3, 2018 (Opinion)
Here’s why accepting billions of dollars in incentives for HQ2 could be dangerous for Amazon
Amihai Glazer, Professor of economics and Director of the Program in Corporate Welfare at the University of California, Irvine, writes, “Amazon, you are in the process of choosing the site for your second headquarters, with promises of up to 50,000 jobs and $5 billion investments. … But as an economics professor, I’m here warn you to give little weight to the incentives in your decision. … All in all, it may be best for your bottom line by ignoring financial incentives.”

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Oct. 2, 2018
Mexican-American Professor Aims to Be ‘Agent of Ethnic Mobility’
Dr. Glenda M. Flores is …. not only a first-generation college graduate but a tenured associate professor at her alma mater — the University of California-Irvine — where several students are like her in so many ways. … “Honestly, I feel very blessed and grateful to have this group of students who are not just Latinos, but there are others who are first-generation college students,” she says. “I see in a lot of them this deep-seated desire to finish … you’re not doing it for yourself, but for a whole group of people who sacrificed for you.”

Ms. Magazine, Oct. 2, 2018
How Centuries of Legal Precedent Stack the System Against Survivors
Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine, writes, “In my forthcoming book, Policing The Womb, I show how, across multiple states during a sample six month period in 2016, judges failed victims of sexual assault.”

Daily Pilot, Oct. 3, 2018
Virtual world provides a real-life haven for the disabled
Cody LaScala … [has] cerebral palsy, which impedes his speech and movement and requires him to use a wheelchair. … UC Irvine anthropology professor Tom Boellstorff studied LaScala and hundreds of other disabled players in his research into how disabled people use Second Life for social interaction that often escapes them in nonvirtual settings. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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