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Is CEO the "profession" with the most psychopaths?

The table provided is directly copied from page 173 of The Wisdom of Psychopaths. It explains the source is The Great British Psychopath Study, where self-selected people submit their own ...
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Has there been a dramatic expansion of the U.S. federal workforce in recent years?

As DavePhD pointed out, the executive memorandum only applied to the executive branch. The Office of Management and Budget reports historical data since 1981 for "Total Executive Branch Civilian Full-...
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Is CEO the "profession" with the most psychopaths?

There's an interesting recent paper by Spencer and Bryne (2016), which may shed some light on this, but also raises more questions. It seems that at least in a "typical" corporate structure, there is ...
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Is CEO the "profession" with the most psychopaths?

It looks as if there is one important distinction not to be overlooked, slightly different from the claim that came from a headline. The cited study asked for: What would turn out to be the U.K.’s ...
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Has freedom of movement of people lead to a reduction in wages and worsening of working conditions in the UK?

The most detailed study on this was done by the University of Oxford. The study concludes that there is a small effect on wages for low skill, low wage workers, with slight downward pressure. Those ...
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Are recent Southwest Airlines' operational problems caused by employees rejecting a vaccination mandate?

Actually, contra to Cristobol's answer, the company did admit staffing shortages, just on a somewhat longer-term time frame and related to the disruptions caused by the pandemic. The only proximate ...
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Do long working hours in Spain affect birth rate?

Hours Worked First, Spain does not have excessively long hours of work among OECD countries. Source: OECD.Stat: In fact, at 1,691 hours per annum in 2015, Spain is slightly below the median of 1,...
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Is South Africa the "protest capital of the world?"

Short answer: Probably not. Looking at international comparisons of strike statistics (as paradigmatic with other forms of protest, which may or not be valid), South Africa does not rank 'top', ...
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Are recent Southwest Airlines' operational problems caused by employees rejecting a vaccination mandate?

It has been denied both by Southwest (SWA) and by their pilots' association (SWAPA). SWAPA has raised objections to the vaccine mandate, not because they oppose it, but because it was imposed without ...
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Is South Africa the "protest capital of the world?"

There have been efforts made to quantify number of protests based on some benchmarks of comparison, see A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict which summarizes such an approach as follows, emphasis ...
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Do long working hours in Spain affect birth rate?

Disclaimer: This is difficult to actually prove without performing rather intrusive research into the lives of Spanish couples. For part 1: No, they don't work longer hours (source). They do, however, ...
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