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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 […]

Suburban Pakistan vs the rest

September 25, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

The writer is a freelance columnist.

The writer is a freelance columnist. EXISTING research shows that while Pakistan has seen a considerable reduction in poverty, income and consumption inequality remains quite high. Today, the top 20 per cent households in the income distribution consume five times more than the bottom 20pc. This is up from four times more just under two decades ago.

The visuals from our big cities help contextualise some of these numbers: large houses with sprawling lawns, and gaudy shopping malls populated by a handful of elite clothing brands and expensive restaurants, often lie mere minutes away from densely packed and frequently crumbling […]

Research on Economic Inequality

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

1-27 Reference Groups and the Poverty Line: An Axiomatic Approach with an Empirical Illustration
In: Inequality after the 20th Century: Papers from the Sixth ECINEQ Meeting
by Satya R. Chakravarty & Nachiketa Chattopadhyay & Joseph Deutsch & Zoya Nissanov & Jacques Silber

29-57 The Vulnerable Are Not (Necessarily) the Poor In: Inequality after the 20th Century: Papers from the Sixth ECINEQ Meeting by Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay 59-82 Effects of Reducing Inequality in Household Education, Health and Access to Credit on Pro-Poor Growth: Evidence from Cameroon In: Inequality after the 20th Century: Papers from the Sixth ECINEQ […]

Local resident brings positive change abroad

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


Tamara Brown poses with Christian internally displaced people from Mosul at the Mart Shmoni Church in Ankawa, a Christian suburb of Erbil, Iraq. Tamara Zúñiga-Brown has been a teacher, volunteer and advocate for more than 25 years, spreading awareness of income inequality among university instructors, supporting her international students and focusing on women’s rights. Today, she is teacher and assists Chaldean Archbishop Matti Warda in Erbil, Iraq, with establishing the English Language Preparatory Department at the Catholic University.

In Erbil, Brown teaches six English classes to internally displaced students at the Catholic University. The English Language Preparatory Department’s goal is […]

Monitoring progress on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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

Monitoring progress on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Two years ago, world leaders joined together to endorse a new and ambitious agenda not to reduce poverty but to eradicate it, not to lessen hunger but to end it once and for all, and not to overlook inequality but jointly to attack it.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) broke new ground in the fight against poverty by moving beyond social development targets to better protect our fragile planet, reduce economic and social inequalities, and promote human rights. Today, the hard work to achieve this ambition is just beginning, Ipsnews reported.

Delivering on the development goals will not be a […]

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 […]

South Africa: The Future Political Landscape

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


Once regarded as one of the leading emerging markets in the world and with the most prosperous economy in the entire continent (according to the Emerging Markets Opportunity Index compiled by Grant Thornton in 2013), half a decade later South Africa is almost unrecognisable from the economically thriving country it once was.

According to the Rand Merchant Bank’s latest ‘Where to Invest in Africa’ report for 2018 released a couple of weeks ago, South Africa has been knocked off the top spot by Egypt, a position it had held for every year since the report was initiated. Various political and […]

Consumption poverty and the Official Poverty Measure

September 21, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Bruce Meyer of the University of Chicago and AEI, and James Sullivan of Notre Dame last week released their report on consumption poverty in the United States for the year 2016. The takeaway from the report is positive: The rate of consumption poverty, which measures how much people consume, and therefore better captures the extent of deprivation and material poverty in the United States, continues to decline, falling to an all-time low of 3.0%. Improvement in the consumption poverty rate speaks to the effectiveness of various in-kind and tax benefits afforded to low-income Americans, such as the Supplemental Nutrition […]