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Trump’s wall the wrong call to protect the losers from trade

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

Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra speaks to the media at the US–Mexico border after announcing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its plans to begin construction of a border wall in San Diego and Imperial Counties, San Diego, California, 20 September, 2017 (Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake).

Author: Frank Tudor, Perth

As the US administration contemplates building a physical wall along the Mexican border and a metaphorical wall with the rest of the world, it will be seen to be moving against globalisation and losing interest in the global order. Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra speaks to the media at the US–Mexico border after announcing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its plans to begin construction of a border wall in San Diego and Imperial Counties, San Diego, California, 20 September, 2017 (Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake). By most measures, the US-led open international order has delivered […]

Essex-Hudson Greenway: Connecting our communities, improving life

September 22, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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The Old Boonton Line, a segment of railroad running from Montclair to Jersey City that was taken out of service when Montclair received the Midtown Direct Train in 2002, presents a tremendous and unique opportunity to create a greenway for residents from Essex and Hudson counties. This potential greenway, known as both the “Essex-Hudson Greenway” and the “Ice and Iron Trail,” would provide off-road recreation – walking, bike riding – for residents of the many towns that the greenway would pass through: Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny, and Jersey City.

Also, as the entire distance to Jersey City […]

Philanthropy Examines its Role in Shifting Economic Landscape at Roundtable Conference

September 22, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


Automation, globalization, and other market disruptors are dramatically changing the nature of work in America, threatening to sideline youth and adults with little education and few skills—but opportunities are developing. That was the topic of The Philanthropy Roundtable’s conference in Denver, Colorado from September 11-12—Philanthropy’ Job: Empowering Workers in an Age of Automation.

“Work is the best solution to poverty which is why we need to solve the upskilling challenge. That’s why we are here, to discuss how we get those skills to everybody,” said Jo Kwong, director of economic opportunity programs at The Philanthropy Roundtable.

Panelists and speakers examined emerging […]

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: Trump administration stalls critical self-driving car tech — Tesla developing its own AI chips — Matternet’s new drone delivery network

September 22, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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Welcome to Transportation & Logistics Briefing, a new M-W-F morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting transportation and delivery, produced by BI Intelligence.

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Have feedback? We’d like to hear from you. Write me at: jcamhi@businessinsider.com . TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PUTS CRITICAL SELF-DRIVING TECH ON HOLD: Government efforts to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology have stalled under the Trump administration, according to a new Bloomberg report . V2V […]

OECD charts a slowing of international mobility growth

September 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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Short on time? Here are the highlights: The global population of internationally mobile students has expanded remarkably between about 1990 and 2010

However, growth in outbound mobility has slowed notably since 2010

A new report on global education trends highlights some of the factors that will continue to shape global mobility trends through 2025 Every year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produces a massive report that rolls up a considerable range of education data and trends. The latest installment in this series, Education at a Glance 2017 , was released last week and […]