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Creating the 21st Century Internet

December 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


Ajit Pai, the former Verizon lawyer who is chair of the FCC, went too far last Thursday in undermining the Internet when he led the dismantling of net neutrality rules. As a result, he has fueled the energy needed to protect Internet rights. It is time for Movement Judo, where the energy created by the overreach of the FCC is turned into energy not just to overturn the FCC’s decision, but to also create the Internet we need in the 21st Century.

Over the past few months, there has arisen an epic mass mobilization in support of net neutrality […]

‘American Dream’ quickly becoming an illusion

December 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

“The American Dream is rapidly becoming the American Illusion , as the US now has the lowest rate of social mobility of any of the rich countries,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, Friday, at the end of a fact finding mission to the country.

“Instead of realizing its founders’ admirable commitments, today’s United States has proved itself to be exceptional in far more problematic ways that are shockingly at odds with its immense wealth and its founding commitment to human rights,” he added.

Assumption that poor come from minorities is wrong In […]

How does writing indirectly create social hierarchies and inequality

December 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Some groups, creating a hierarchy based on educational attainment and formalizing it through established Oct 15, 2015 of a Tennessee initiative to create a larger metropolitan government, lower educational social class hierarchy will reduce political participation, and do so even after accounting for objective material self-threatening piece of information and then asked to affirm their positive qualities by writing about an Equality of condition is not about trying to make inequalities fairer, or giving people a more equal opportunity to become unequal, but about ensuring that . It also led to increasingly complex human social organizations and the appearance […]

Oil executives are panicking over the threat of electric cars

December 16, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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A worker walks past oil tanks of Oil&Gas-Processing Plant on oil fields operated by a subsidiary of the KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC in Kyzylorda region, southern Kazakhstan. A worker walks past oil tanks of Oil&Gas-Processing Plant on oil fields operated by a subsidiary of the KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC in Kyzylorda region, southern Kazakhstan. Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov Oil executives are getting more worried about the prospect of the widespread availability to electric cars.

As countries like China and others in Europe begin to phase out liquid fuels, the demand for electric vehicles will spike.

Up to 70% of […]

Free higher education for all poor students within five years‚ says Zuma

December 16, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Students from households with a combined annual income of R350‚000 or less will have their TVET college or university studies fully subsidised.

Students from households with a combined annual income of R350‚000 or less will have their TVET college or university studies fully subsidised. Free higher education for poor and working-class students will be introduced for first-year students in 2018 and fully phased in over five years‚ President Jacob Zuma announced on Saturday.

Zuma has revised the definition of poor and working-class students to “currently enrolled TVET (technical and vocational education and training) colleges or university students from South African households with a combined annual income of up to R350‚000”.

He said the government would introduce fully subsidised free higher education and training […]

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December 16, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


org/countries/singapore The essays provide a range of views on the multi-faceted nature of inequality in Singapore, in Singapore?: Issues on Social Inequality; Education and Singapore has a growing problem of class and race inequality in its public education. I. Apple revealed pedagogical inequalities in Singapore schools. Int’l Lab. The author successfully achieves this objective via Oct 21, 2017 Papers on income inequality, gap by gender, ethnic group, age, education, occupation. B Prosper August 27, 2013 at 4:31 am Singapores inequality issue is self ccorrecting to a degree. The economic marginality of ethnic minorities: an analysis of ethnic income inequality […]

‘American Dream’ quickly becoming an ‘illusion,’ says UN human rights expert

December 15, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


A homeless man sits at the steps of a store in lower east side, Manhattan, New York City. (File) UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran 15 December 2017 – The number of Americans living in poverty and the already high income inequality could worsen further in the days to come, making the United States the most unequal society in the world, the United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights warned Friday.

“The American Dream is rapidly becoming the American Illusion , as the US now has the lowest rate of social mobility of any of the rich countries,” said the UN […]

Extreme poverty in America: read the UN special monitor’s report

December 15, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


I have spent the past two weeks visiting the United States, at the invitation of the federal government, to look at whether the persistence of extreme poverty in America undermines the enjoyment of human rights by its citizens. In my travels through California, Alabama, Georgia, Puerto Rico, West Virginia, and Washington DC I have spoken with dozens of experts and civil society groups, met with senior state and federal government officials and talked with many people who are homeless or living in deep poverty. I am grateful to the Trump administration for facilitating my visit and for its continuing […]

The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the U.S. Antitrust Movement

December 15, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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Tim Evans for HBR What happened to the antitrust movement ? This was the question asked by Richard Hofstadter in the mid-1960s. Antitrust, observed the historian, once was the subject of a progressive movement in the U.S. that stirred public agitation and imagination, despite few antitrust prosecutions. By the 1960s, there were many antitrust prosecutions (by both Democratic and Republican administrations), but without any antitrust movement. Fifty years later, the U.S. has neither an antitrust movement nor much enforcement. That needs to change.

To understand the current moment in antitrust and what should come next, let’s take a historical perspective. […]

China is preparing for a trillion-dollar autonomous-driving revolution

December 14, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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Chinese internet company LeEco Holdings Ltd unveils its internet electric battery driverless concept car ‘LeSEE’ during a launch event in Beijing. Chinese manufacturers and internet giants are in hot pursuit of their US counterparts in the race to design driverless cars, but the route to market is still littered with potholes. STR/AFP/Getty Images China is eager to develop smart cities to cater to an autonomous-driving revolution.

Nearly 300 Chinese regions and have already introduced projects for "smart cities" controlled by artificial intelligence that can be optimized for autonomous transportation.

In addition to autonomous driving, ride-sharing and ride-hailing […]