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A 7-step guide for effective survey recruitment on Reddit

  • Platforms like Google Forms, Surveymonkey and university bought services like, Qualtrics makes surveys cheap, quick and easy to write.
  • Just as you have to find appropriate sources when writing a report you need to search for an appropriate place to post your survey.
  • When asking for participants make the topic of your survey as clear as possible and use language which is understandable and relevant to the subreddit you’re posting in.
  • You can optimise response rates by posting at specific times and days depending on the subreddit.
  • For non-American or more generalist subreddits you can use third party websites like Delay For Reddit or Late For Reddit to find out the most popular time for posts as a proxy for user activity.
  • The longer the survey, the higher the attrition rate.
  • After posting your survey link continue interacting with the community.

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A 7-step guide for effective survey recruitment on Reddit

  • Platforms like Google Forms, Surveymonkey and university bought services like, Qualtrics makes surveys cheap, quick and easy to write.
  • Just as you have to find appropriate sources when writing a report you need to search for an appropriate place to post your survey.
  • When asking for participants make the topic of your survey as clear as possible and use language which is understandable and relevant to the subreddit you’re posting in.
  • You can optimise response rates by posting at specific times and days depending on the subreddit.
  • For non-American or more generalist subreddits you can use third party websites like Delay For Reddit or Late For Reddit to find out the most popular time for posts as a proxy for user activity.
  • The longer the survey, the higher the attrition rate.
  • After posting your survey link continue interacting with the community.

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How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.

  • Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein had a long conversation about the shifting relationship between economics, politics, and business with Luigi Zingales, an esteemed professor of finance at the University of Chicago in the Booth School of Business.
  • Zingales, the author of "A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity," is also the director of the Stiegler Center, which studies how vested interests are subverting the competitive market economy.
  • NH: I would submit to you that there were a bunch of ideas that came out of the economics profession, a lot of it from Chicago, that led people in both political parties to a policy framework that ended up concentrating wealth and making our markets effectively less competitive — this idea that the only purpose of the corporation is to enrich shareholders, and by so doing, we maximize benefits to everybody being the canonical example of that.

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A 7-step guide for effective survey recruitment on Reddit

  • Platforms like Google Forms, Surveymonkey and university bought services like, Qualtrics makes surveys cheap, quick and easy to write.
  • Just as you have to find appropriate sources when writing a report you need to search for an appropriate place to post your survey.
  • When asking for participants make the topic of your survey as clear as possible and use language which is understandable and relevant to the subreddit you’re posting in.
  • You can optimise response rates by posting at specific times and days depending on the subreddit.
  • For non-American or more generalist subreddits you can use third party websites like Delay For Reddit or Late For Reddit to find out the most popular time for posts as a proxy for user activity.
  • After posting your survey link continue interacting with the community.

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Volkswagen's $800M Tennessee factory expansion to include battery pack plant

  • Volkswagen said Wednesday it will build a battery pack assembly facility as part of an $800 million expansion project that will turn the Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • The Chattanooga factory expansion, which is includes a 564,000-square-foot addition to the body shop and is expected to create 1,000 new jobs at the plant, has been in the works for some time now.
  • The Tennessee factory (along with the other new facilities) will produce electric vehicles using Volkswagen’s modular electric toolkit chassis, or MEB, introduced by the company in 2016.
  • The MEB is a flexible modular system — really a matrix of common parts — for producing electric vehicles that VW says make it more efficient and cost-effective.
  • 3 electric vehicle began at the Zwickau factory.
  • Volkswagen currently produces the midsize Atlas SUV and the Passat sedan at the Chattanooga factory.

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Millennials heading into middle age are like baby boomers who never got a chance to boom

  • The generation so recently depicted as rebellious youth intent on reshaping American culture will become eligible for protection under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The youngest millennials will be 23, meaning that college campuses will be almost entirely ceded to the next population cohort, Generation Z.
  • But millennials, whose numbers surpass those of the baby boom, don’t have many of the trappings of a generation approaching middle age.
  • That means that even educated millennials begin saving money much later in life, delaying the day when they’ll be able to buy a house.
  • So for many aging millennials, the lifestyle of extended adolescence — living with parents or roommates, finding dates on Tinder, starting relationships and breaking up again — is probably beginning to seem less like a never-ending party than a trap.

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Greta Thunberg hitches ride across the Atlantic on Australian YouTubers' sailing boat

  • Elayna Carausu and Riley Whitelum, whose YouTube channel Sailing La Vagabonde chronicles their life aboard a 48-foot catamaran, responded to Thunberg's plea for transportation, made on social media earlier this month when the major United Nations climate meeting was moved to Spain from Chile.
  • The Swedish teen will set sail for Europe on Thursday morning from Hampton, Virginia with Carausu, Whitelum and their 11-month-old son, Lenny.
  • Carausu and Whitelum told CNN they had no intention of sailing to Europe but made a last-minute decision to help Thunberg out after seeing her plea on social media.
  • The couple say that since they contacted Thunberg last week, the teen has been helping them prepare for the 3,200 nautical mile journey, which should take between two and three weeks.

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More tax cuts and negative rates: Trump reveals 2020 economy push

  • New tax cuts for the middle class would quiet one of the top criticisms of his historic tax reform in 2017.
  • Trump has been asking his aides to come up with a simple middle-class strategy to free up more money in paychecks.
  • Any new tax cuts would have to be offset by spending cuts elsewhere, or the government has to borrow the money.
  • Perhaps aware of the criticism that his 2017 tax cuts disproportionately helped companies and rich people, he makes a simple play for middle-class tax relief.
  • Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on CNBC Tuesday floated the idea of tax cut before election day.
  • The Washington Post reports Trump's advisers are exploring the possibility of a 15% middle class tax rate.
  • If the US economy is the greatest in American history, as the president claims, then why the need for negative rates?

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Trump keeps touting the fact that more Americans are working than ever before. But the boast is almost meaningless for one key reason.

  • President Trump touted his handling of the economy at a speech for the New York Economic Club on Tuesday, pointing out the record number of people in the US who are employed as a measure of his success ahead of the 2020 election.
  • But that figure is misleading for one key reason: the boost in the number of employed Americans largely tracks with the nation's population growth, as more Americans come of age and enter the workforce.
  • While an aggregate number of people with a job is increasing along with the overall population, as Trump touts, the percentage of Americans who are employed is not at a record.
  • The labor participation rate, which is the percentage of Americans who are employed or actively looking for work, stands at 63%, a drop from the record rate of 67.3% from 2000.

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Opinion: Tribalism isn't the real reason America is divided

  • The need to identify with a group, to belong and commune with like-minded people is not only biological, it's what has helped motivate our desire for and devotion to all kinds of important cultural institutions, from organized religion to sports fandom.
  • The tribalism in both, however, has inarguably helped their success in creating vast global communities across generations and geography; becoming important agents of change in breaking down civil rights, race and gender boundaries; and providing purpose and a sense of family for billions of people.
  • Whether we seek a Republican or a Democrat, a strong man or a caretaker, a traditionalist or a progressive, we truly believe we can find and deserve the Aaron Sorkin version of a president — a leader who is omnipresent in our lives and reflective of our values.

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