Daily Briefing: August 15

The stat, the quote and the read you need to start your day right.


If you took the opportunity to quit one job and find another, your Great Resignation was truly magnificent. According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, people who changed jobs in the 12 months through July earned 6.7% more than individuals who did not move. It's two full percentage points higher than those that maintain their positions.


“It may be funny to you, motherf---er, but it’s not funny to me.”

When someone in the crowd laughed at Beto O'Rourke's remarks about how readily a gunman in the Uvalde school shooting obtained an AR-15-style rifle, he was met with this rebuke from O'Rourke. The video of the event went viral quickly, amassing millions of views on social media.


The reluctant prophet of effective altruism. (New Yorker)

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