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Atlanta Fed CEO Bostic addresses economic policy, inequality at Price talk

February 22, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Raphael Bostic, left, with USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott (Photo by Tom Queally) See more photos on Flickr »

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Raphael Bostic returned to campus for the first time since taking leave to assume the role of president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, joining Dean Jack H. Knott for a discussion on the state and direction of the U.S. economy, issues of opportunity and inequality, and good governance.

Knott began the Feb. 5 conversation by asking Bostic – the […]

Disparities in national exam success affirm regional inequality

February 22, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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The above situation depicts the state of affairs in Eastern and Northern Uganda for the last 30 years and counting. Morris Komakech The Advanced Level High School examination results for 2018 academic year were released. This year, UNEB confirms that over 98% of students qualified for A-level certificate. This is a remarkable feat for the entire actors in the education sector.

Most importantly, girls generally performed better than boys, something that the nation should be proud of, given the high dropout rate nationwide among school age girls. It also affirms that if we eliminated the two most vicious detractors […]

Off-campus housing and city inequality

February 22, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Trinity students make up a large portion of apartment seekers in San Antonio. According to the official Trinity University website, 75 percent of seniors live off campus. Many students live in Trinity’s City Vista apartment complex, but other students live in other apartments and houses in the Trinity area. As such, students’ off-campus housing choices have the potential to interact with the larger city housing market, particularly where housing inequalities are concerned.

A study from the Martin Prosperity Institute in 2015 found that the San Antonio metropolitan area is among the 10 most economically segregated large metro areas in the […]

BP Pays $102 Million Settlement For Overcharging California

February 21, 2018 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure


BP Energy Co. is paying California $102 million to settle claims that it overcharged the state for natural gas between 2003 and 2012, officials announced Thursday.

The company regularly violated contracts to provide gas for numerous state agencies and other governments by exceeding the agreed-upon price cap, then concealed the overcharges by providing false and misleading information, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said.

"At one point, BP employees described the transactions with the state of California, when they were overcharging us, as undertakings with the state that, ‘Was allowing them to squeeze gold out of that goose,’" Becerra said. "Well, California […]

China income inequality

February 21, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Widening inequality has been called “one of the key challenges of our time” by the World Economic Forum. S. China has one of the greatest Why states may get away with creative income tax Annie Bryant Economic Inequality in China Economic Inequality Facts •According to a 2004 survey, urban households have an average income 3. 38 to 0. 2. edu/~ganli/Report-English-Dec-2013. Income Inequality and Intergenerational Social Mobility in China Xiang Zhou Harvard University Inequality in India and China: declines in poverty rates for India and China in recent decades can be explained by the for income inequality has now A […]

Blockchain and economic advancement: The way forward

February 21, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


Simon Yu, CEO of StormX, Inc, says crypto will re-balance wealth in the future.

Leveraging cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to enable anyone with a mobile device to earn a living wage is rapidly becoming a reality. In order to take full advantage of a new blockchain-enabled economy, the technology needs to provide career opportunities for a global remote workforce and facilitate economic mobility for millions of unbanked workers.

The rich-poor gap has significantly increased since 1980 , with the top 1% enjoying twice as much global income growth as the bottom 50%. The statistics are astounding, and it’s not difficult […]

European Union and Armenia sign Partnership Priorities

February 21, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Today, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, signed the EU-Armenia Partnership Priorities in Brussels.

This sets the joint policy priorities for the coming years, in line with the new EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement.

The four main areas of cooperation are: Strengthening institutions and good governance; Economic development and market opportunities; Connectivity, energy efficiency, environment and climate action; Mobility and people-to-people contacts. The Partnership Priorities will be key in guiding EU financial assistance to Armenia until 2020. For that period, […]

Cultural heritage is a child’s right, so let’s celebrate International Mother Language Day

February 21, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


As much as these divisive times concern advocates of multiculturalism and human rights, so too do they concern linguists and educators.

With the rise of populist nationalism, the threat of walls between sovereign neighbours, religious profiling, and suspicion of regional integration, we worry what the resulting political milieu means for migrant and Indigenous languages. Language is, after all, a salient index of culture.

An assault on cultural diversity is synonymous with an assault on linguistic diversity.The question is whether minority communities, whose language and culture differ from the mainstream but who are rightfully accepted as new migrants and citizens, should be […]

Read the text of Mayor Steve Adler’s State of the City address

February 20, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


Below is the prepared text for Mayor Steve Adler’s State of the City address. This text was provided before the mayor’s speech began Tuesday evening at City Hall, and his spoken remarks may deviate from this format.

Mayor Pro Tem and my colleagues on the Council, Manager Cronk, distinguished guests, and fellow Austinites:

Before I begin, I want to thank Consul General Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez of Mexico for introducing me this evening.People don’t realize that how closely we are working together these days. It hasn’t always been so. Used to be we saw each other only at happy occasions, like […]

EDC launches economic inclusion initiative

February 20, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


Today, EDC launched a data-driven initiative to drive economic growth and inclusion in the region. Catalyzed by San Diego’s participation in the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program learning lab in 2017, EDC released research that highlights the region’s economic pain points and necessity for an employer-led approach to tackling inclusivity issues.

“ Despite record-low unemployment and a renowned innovation ecosystem, San Diego has an inclusion problem that cannot be ignored ,” said Mark Cafferty, president and CEO, San Diego Regional EDC. “ Small businesses cannot compete with larger corporations, while one million people cannot afford to live here. This initiative […]