MORRIS: Big farma’s drug abuse
Antibiotic effectiveness is a very precious national resource that should not be squandered. It is part of the commons that we all rely on for our health and well-being.
MORRIS: A call for veterans
Veterans are good for Yale, and Yale is good for veterans. We should do all we can to encourage more of them to apply to Yale.
MORRIS: The pay gap starts at graduation
The pay gap between men and women is real. It starts with the first job right out of college and it’s widest in many of the highest-paying professions.
MORRIS: Evaluating our bias
We tend to react negatively when a person acts contrary to their gender type. And it’s men who we expect to be leaders.
MORRIS: Young money, and its limits
If you, like me, felt this strange pull toward the mystical title of “financial analyst” or found yourself amidst a pack of suit-clad bulldogs sniffing each other out and sizing each other up at a Goldman Sachs recruiting session without any idea how you got there, Kevin Roose’s new book is a must-read.
MORRIS: To be tapped, or not to be tapped
The too often unspoken secret of secret societies is that they make some of us feel wanted, special and worthy precisely because they make others of us, even if only momentarily, feel unwanted, anxious and lame.
MORRIS: Big poultry, big cruelty
Today, hungry students will flock to dining halls for one of Yale’s most popular dishes, providing a fitting opportunity to reflect on how we treat the birds we eat.
MORRIS: Cut King’s race to the bottom
The King Amendment essentially sets up a “race to the bottom” in terms of farm animal welfare, food safety, farm workers’ rights and environmental laws related to agriculture.
MORRIS: Nix the King Amendment
For the animals, the environment, public health — and above all for our own consciences — it is vital that Congress send the King Amendment straight to slaughter.
MORRIS: Don’t stifle food watchdogs
Given that we do not have anywhere near the number of inspectors needed to monitor what is happening in the hundreds of thousands of factory farms across our nation, we depend on whistle-blowing employees and animal welfare and food safety groups to be our food supply watchdogs.