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TAF Foundation – Eliminating Exploitation and Creating Upward Socio-Economic Mobility

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

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Most of the industries in Pakistan pay the least attention to the most important resource at hand, its human resource. The situation is even more dire in industries which either operate informally or their recognition is lesser known to all its stakeholders. The domestic help industry in Pakistan is one of these less fortunate industries.

Domestic labor currently constitutes the largest sub-sector of the informal economy with little or no legal reforms to formalize the industry at a provincial or federal level. Since there are no defined legal parameters for this service, it remains largely undetected and undocumented. Recent reports […]

Seven years later: BP oil spill settlement funding new way to manage fish …

April 23, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

More than 30,000 fish species exist. But it’s always been a guessing game on where they originate. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science is paving the way in discovering where a wide-range of species spawn. It’s a difficult task as 95% of fish in the world release their eggs into the water and drift away.

Marine biologists are gathering samples of hundreds of free-floating fish eggs in the Gulf of Mexico. They then extract DNA from each one and amplify and sequence a specific barcoding gene. That gene is then […]

Science News: Seven years later: BP oil spill settlement funding new way to manage fish populations

April 23, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

Science News: Seven years later: BP oil spill settlement funding new way to manage fish populations | Science Daily Reports – Newscast

(Saturday April 22, 2017 08:07:00)

Understanding the severity of the BP oil spill has led researchers to a barcoding fish eggs. This will help them to determine where fish are spawning, hopefully leading toward the creation of protected areas and a baseline should another oil spill occur.(Wednesday April 19, 2017 08:10:00)More than 30,000 fish species exist. But it’s always been a guessing game on where they originate. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of South […]

Commentary: Inequality looms beneath the shiny facade of Southeast Asia’s growth

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


Singapore is the 20 th century’s most remarkable economic development story, and regional peers are hungry for equally transformational growth. So it comes as no surprise that Southeast Asia has produced remarkable growth in recent years. ASEAN’s GDP doubled between 2001 and 2013, outpacing the United States, EU, and all Asian countries besides China.

Projected 4.8 per cent growth for 2017 is indicative of continued optimism. ASEAN’s economic diversity, commitment to growth, and expanding workforce will provide a crucial advantage in the coming decades.

However, inequality remains stubbornly high. Governments may be imperiling economic and social progress by overlooking this challenge, […]

Germany may be booming, but have some been left behind?

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


Bremen, Germany – On a rain-sodden Sunday in March, a current passed through the crowd in a teeming Berlin convention centre as the man of the hour arrived. It was the Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) congress, and Martin Schulz was the main attraction. He was mobbed by members of his party as he bobbed towards the stage, clenching his fists and grinning.

It was nothing short of rock-star treatment for the stocky, bespectacled ex-EU Parliament president, and for good reason; Schulz has seemingly turned around the Social Democrats’ fortunes. After he was announced as the centre-left party’s candidate for chancellor […]

Missing from Wynne’s remedies: housing supply

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

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has blocked Toronto’s plan to impose tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has blocked Toronto’s plan to impose tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. (Mark Blinch/Reuters) Sean Speer is a Munk senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s 16-point plan to address the growing housing affordability challenges in the province is the policy equivalent of searching for one’s keys under a street lamp. New taxes on foreign buyers and expanded rent controls are a classic case of the “ streetlight effect ” whereby politicians like the rest of us search for simple answers rather than real ones.

The result is frustratingly predictable. […]

Bridging the gap: Lessons for tackling income inequality from mid-20th century US education laws

April 22, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


One enduring puzzle in economic history is the Great Compression – i.e. the dramatic decline in income inequality in mid-20th century US (Goldin and Margo 1992). Figure 1 shows this compression by plotting the annual Gini coefficient for male workers. The coefficient drops steadily between 1940 and the mid-1950s before increasing to historic highs in recent years. As income inequality challenges policymakers in the present, identifying the causes of its prior decline is instructive. Previous research has focused on the interaction between technological and human-capital changes in the economy (Goldin and Katz 2008). This research has centred on the […]

Property feeds the roots of inequality in Britain. Inheritance will entrench it

April 22, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


What did our grandparents leave us? That will depend on who they were and what they possessed, but in my case, not untypical of my generation, it wasn’t very much.

From my father’s side the treasures included: a stuffed canary; a tiny stuffed crocodile (a gharial , taken from the Ganges); some crested china bought in seaside resorts; and a canteen of excellent cutlery given as a wedding present in 1899 and never taken from its box. On my grandmother’s death, a display cabinet was bought to accommodate this sudden Victorian infusion into our household, which already had a fine […]

Ford CEO reveals his company’s plan to get cars to hit 54 miles per gallon by 2025

April 21, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

mark fields ford ceo

Ford is aggressively trying to achieve an average fuel economy for its fleet of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

That might come as a surprise considering the company was one of several auto companies that pushed the Trump administration to revisit emissions standards earlier this year . But Fields told Business Insider that hitting the fuel efficiency standards on time is still very much its plan.

"Our intent is to meet the standard," CEO Mark Fields told Business Insider.In 2011, the auto industry and the Obama Administration EPA agreed to the 54.5 mile per gallon target and the 2025 timeline […]

Gulf Spill Restoration: One Year After Settlement

April 21, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

green turtle on a beach

It’s been one year since we settled with BP and began implementing our programmatic plan to restore the Gulf. Since then, we’ve been busy planning, implementing restoration, and hearing from you about what restoration should look like.

The Texas , Mississippi , Alabama , and Florida Trustee Implementation Groups requested your projects ideas for restoration. Florida held a webinar on its restoration planning process. They will consider those comments when developing their plans. Mississippi held a public meeting to get feedback on its draft restoration plan. Louisiana and Alabama also held public meetings and considered public input when finalizing their […]