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Report Launched on Careers Services and Social Mobility

May 25, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Unpaid internships, geographical immobility and a lack of investment in Careers Services are driving the gap in earnings between students from higher and lower-income families, a new study has found.

You can access the report here.

The report, produced by the Bridge Group for the UPP Foundation, builds on previous research that found students from wealthier socio-economic backgrounds earned around 10% more than those from lower socio-economic backgrounds. The new study explores the link between socio-economic background and graduate outcomes, and how universities can support the outcome of students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.Shining a light on the factors likely […]

Is carsharing a viable mobility option for Eastside commuters?

May 24, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Thanks to its flexibility, carsharing has become a popular transportation and mobility option in cities across the globe. In the coming months, Bellevue will work with its Innovation Triangle partners and TransManage to study the demand for these options on Puget Sound’s Eastside. (PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons) Some commuters have a challenge in choosing transit for their daily commute.

Although many employees working in some of the Eastside’s largest employment centers have access to reliable public transportation options, and many employers even provide ORCA cards as an employee benefit, taking advantage of these options may leave holes in typical commute patterns. […]

The US auto industry is under assault from fake news

May 24, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Newly named Ford Motor Company president and CEO James Hackett answers questions during a press conference at Ford Motor World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S., May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Ford’s new CEO wants to tell you a story. Thomson Reuters

•The reality of the car business is at odds with widespread chatter about it disruption.

•Ford CEO Mark Fields wasn’t ousted because Ford is lagging Silicon Valley. •Storytelling has overwhelmed profitability in the auto industry. Objectively, the US auto industry is in great shape. Sales records were set in 2015 and 2016, and the Detroit Big Three — General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — have been setting record profits as Americans buy pickups and SUVs.Even profitless, low-volume Tesla deserves a huge amount of […]

Made in Europe

May 24, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Hyundai’s commitment to the European Market:
Future mobility, economic growth and job

Vehicles designed, engineered, tested and built in Europe for European customers 155,000 people in Europe owe their job to the presence of Hyundai Future mobility: Offering the world’s first model with three electrified powertrains in a single body type Hyundai Motor is committed to the European market and its customers, and aims to become the number one Asian car brand in Europe by 2020. Today, more than 90% of all Hyundai vehicles sold in Europe are designed, engineered, produced and tested here. Since the 1990s Hyundai […]

Equity ARC 2017: Class bias in theatre will lead to ‘industry of elites’

May 24, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Equity’s Annual Representative Conference passed a motion to ensure equal focus was given to socio-economic and class barriers as to other types of equality. Photo: Philip Hartley Social and economic mobility is to be given a renewed focus on Equity’s national agenda, with its equality and diversity officers taking the issue into their remit.

The move is in response to the "worrying" impacts of socio-economic bias on the make-up of the entertainment industry.

It follows concerns raised within the industry itself around class barriers to theatre professions, with a recent House of Lords inquiry concluding that theatre was still dominated by […]

Robert Reich tweets Democrats need to focus on economic inequality issues. Neoliberals attack with same old Clinton talking points.

May 24, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

First win the elections, then set the agenda. I don’t understand why this is the mentality. "Vote for me, believe me, we’ll set the best agendas. Once we have your vote, I’m telling you, you’re going to love our agendas. They’re going to be yuge." It sounds so familiar, but I can’t put my finger on exactly who said it. I’m totally Trumped. I mean Stumped. EDIT: Thanks for the gilding! The last one is the best. First win the elections, then set the agenda. Could setting a clear and progressive agenda first maybe help get politicians elected? Nooooo […]

Is Affordable Insurance Sustainable?

May 23, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

A flooded street in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, with water engulfing a house and standing nearly as high as a stop sign.

Flood waters rose one foot every 30 minutes to flood this Kingfisher, Oklahoma home and neighborhood. A bill currently passing through the Senate would extend affordable insurance for flood-prone areas for another ten years. Public domain photo by Marvin Nauman, courtesy of FEMA. In an unpredictable and changing world, disasters are bound to happen. Hail ruins crops , accidents wreck cars, floods destroy homes , and illness and disease cause setbacks to health, livelihood, and bank accounts . All of these catastrophes – and more! – can spell doom for a family or business, especially when they occur on […]

Ford looks to the IoT for its next CEO

May 23, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Who Do You Trust Building Autonomous Cars

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AT&T has Verizon in its sights with new IoT network

Google’s new cloud service shows increasing demand for the IoT There will be 24 billion IoT devices installed on Earth by 2020 This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here . Ford Motors is replacing ousted CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who had been the head of the automaker’s subsidiary responsible for autonomous development, reports the New York Times .Ford’s board of directors is reportedly concerned that Ford is not properly […]

There’s a simple reason why Ford’s CEO was pushed out — and it has nothing to do with self-driving cars

May 23, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

mark fields ford ceo

Ousted Ford CEO Mark Fields. Rebecca Cook/Reuters •Ford’s stock declined 40% under CEO Mark Fields.

•The company was perceived as being late to the game with self-driving tech.

•But no clear business models have developed around the tech industry’s "disruption" of autos. Mark Fields was ousted as CEO of Ford on Monday, not quite three years into his tenure. He was replaced by Jim Hackett, the former CEO of Steelcase who had been running Ford’s Smart Mobility initiative and enjoyed a close relationship with Ford’s Chairman, Bill Ford.He was replaced by Jim Hackett, the former CEO of […]

How Increasing Income Inequality Is Dampening U.S. Economic Growth, And Possible Ways To Change The Tide

May 23, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


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The topic of income inequality and its effects has been the subject of countless analysis stretching back generations and crossing geopolitical boundaries. Despite the tendency to speak about this issue in moral terms, the central questions are economic ones: Would the U.S. economy be better off with a narrower income gap? And, if an unequal distribution of income hinders growth, which solutions could do more harm than good, and which could make the economic pie bigger for all?

Given the decades–indeed, centuries–of debate on this subject, it comes as no surprise that the answers are […]