Commerce and the Coming Cultural Reckoning

Gustavo Grodnitzky Organizational Culture, Socioeconomics

Imagine for a moment that you are standing at the seashore. Ankle deep in water, toes digging into the wet sand, as waves crash in front of you and then gently roll past you toward the shore. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, we’ve seen a few larger waves come to shore recently – in the form of nonviolent …

The College Admissions Scandal and the Culture of Wealth

Gustavo Grodnitzky Culture Trumps Everything, Socioeconomics

On March 12, 2019, a story broke in the news that continues to reverberate. Uber-wealthy parents paid between $200,000 and $6.5 million to ensure their children got into the colleges of their choice. Of course, the uber-wealthy have been leveraging their resources to get their children into elite colleges for generations, through large donations, legacy admissions, campus visits, tutors and …

Death by Zip Code – It’s a Culture Thing

Gustavo Grodnitzky Socioeconomics Leave a Comment

Rural counties, by Zip Code, have a higher rate of premature death, smoking, obesity, child poverty, and teen births. The 2016 County Health Rankings, a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute can be found here (countyhealthrankings.org). You can look up the ranking of your own county if you’re curious! These …