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With Carson Wentz’s injury, there’s a growing buzz that Colin Kaepernick might be a good fit to help the Eagles’ playoff push

December 11, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Colin Kaepernick

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images The Philadelphia Eagles lost Carson Wentz to a season-ending knee injury and could be in need of quarterback depth.

As has happened with numerous teams with quarterback injuries this year, many fans were quick to speculate that Colin Kaepernick might be a suitable candidate to join the Birds before their playoff push.

While Kap’s return to the league is unlikely, he’s a unique fit for the Eagles needs in that he is a mobile quarterback that has experience in big games. After Carson Wentz’s season officially ended due to a torn ACL […]

Ford has shed some light on its self-driving car strategy

December 11, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Self Driving Car

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THE FULLY AUTONOMOUS CAR UPDATE: How self-driving cars are poised to move into the mainstream and upend the automotive industry THE DRONE DELIVERY REPORT: Opportunities and challenges in automating logistics with drones This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Transportation and Logistics Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here . US auto giant Ford offered new details on its self-driving car project in a blog post on Medium by president of global markets Jim Farley.He revealed that the […]

Puerto Rico’s Nonprofit Sector at a Crossroads

December 11, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

South Carolina Army National Guard Responds to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico October 2017 Since Hurricane Maria, NPQ has been covering the crisis in Puerto Rico. We saw a situation that we felt needed to be highlighted, full of warnings, learnings, and opportunities. As the island faces a near-total collapse of infrastructure—economic, political, communications, energy, transportation, education, health, arts and culture—nonprofits there are faced with the perfect crisis opportunity. Many nonprofits in Puerto Rico and the US have jumped into the federal political vacuum to answer the call for help. But what does this moment make possible for Puerto […]

Effects of inequality

December 11, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

These efforts have failed. Moss discusses the importance of studying how income inequality affects individual behavior in this story, which first appeared on the HBS Working 18 Aug 2014 The talk about inequality has turned from ethical issues (should the rich be so rich) to economic impacts, such as whether inequality means economic stagnation. For example, children of poor families do not perform as well at school as those of affluent families. Therefore, when reporting inequality, what is of most importance is the scale of inequality 1 Jun 2015 Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality: A Global Perspective. Some […]

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

December 10, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure


Credit: University of South Florida photographer Ryan Noone ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 19, 2017)- 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 […]

Geographic Mobility and Redistribution

December 9, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

A Macro-Economic Analysis

Daniele Coen-Pirani∗

Preliminary and incomplete. Comments welcome. Please do not cite.AbstractI study the effect of progressive taxation on human capital investment and welfarein a new dynamic Roy model of migration. The model features an arbitrary numberof labor markets and finitely-lived agents, yet it is analytically tractable. The model’skey parameters are estimated using panel data on migration and wage growth fromthe PSID. The quantitative model is used to perform counterfactual analysis. A moreprogressive tax-transfer scheme is shown to reduce migration rates. This distortionto human capital investment induces the welfare-maximizing social planner to select aless progressive tax system than under […]

College completion: an inequality crisis

December 9, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

We need more community college graduates

We need more community college graduates In his first term, Mayor de Blasio took important steps to reduce inequality with bold policies such as universal pre-K and computer science for all. But if the mayor is serious about making headway on his signature issue, his administration should now turn its attention to another important educational reform: boosting the rate at which New Yorkers earn a college credential.

While a college credential has become the single most important ticket to the middle class, far too few New Yorkers have one. This includes thousands of young people who enroll in the city’s […]

New programs to increase economic mobility for Boston residents

December 9, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


One of the programs, Boston Builds Credit, will help 25,000 Boston residents attain a credit score of 660 or higher by the year 2025.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today launched a first-in-the-nation Citywide credit building initiative, Boston Builds Credit (BBC) , which will help 25,000 Boston residents attain a credit score of 660 or higher by the year 2025 through financial education and one-on-one financial coaching. The program will be launched in Roxbury, and will expand to Dorchester and Mattapan in the following years.

"A good credit score is crucial in today’s economy, and Boston Builds Credit gives us real tools […]

How can China and Hong Kong combat inequality through education?

December 8, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

education climbing students

Inequality is a growing problem in China, not only in rural but also in urban parts of the country. People recognise it as a social problem that needs to be addressed. In a 2012 national survey, income inequality was ranked a greater problem than corruption and unemployment.

There are problems associated with the concentration of revenue, wealth, and power, including the creation of too-big-to-fail entities in the economy and the resulting systemic instability, which require market-based solutions along with state intervention.

The history of income inequality in China can be described in two distinct periods: before and after the 2010s. Reforms […]

Joyce Foundation to Sharpen Focus on Racial Equity, Economic Mobility

December 8, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Joyce Foundation to Sharpen Focus on Racial Equity, Economic Mobility

The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation has announced that it will invest $150 million over the next three years in policies designed to prepare residents of the Great Lakes region to thrive educationally, career wise, and in their communities.

As it celebrates its seventieth year of grantmaking in 2018, the foundation will sharpen its focus on racial equity and economic mobility as essential conditions for broad-based economic growth in the region, with grants awarded through five core programs: Education and Economic Mobility ($43 million), including efforts to boost economic mobility in the region through equitable access to high-quality education and jobs; Environment […]