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Equity ARC 2017: Class bias in theatre will lead to ‘industry of elites’

May 24, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Equity’s Annual Representative Conference passed a motion to ensure equal focus was given to socio-economic and class barriers as to other types of equality. Photo: Philip Hartley Social and economic mobility is to be given a renewed focus on Equity’s national agenda, with its equality and diversity officers taking the issue into their remit.

The move is in response to the "worrying" impacts of socio-economic bias on the make-up of the entertainment industry.

It follows concerns raised within the industry itself around class barriers to theatre professions, with a recent House of Lords inquiry concluding that theatre was still dominated by […]

Robert Reich tweets Democrats need to focus on economic inequality issues. Neoliberals attack with same old Clinton talking points.

May 24, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

First win the elections, then set the agenda. I don’t understand why this is the mentality. "Vote for me, believe me, we’ll set the best agendas. Once we have your vote, I’m telling you, you’re going to love our agendas. They’re going to be yuge." It sounds so familiar, but I can’t put my finger on exactly who said it. I’m totally Trumped. I mean Stumped. EDIT: Thanks for the gilding! The last one is the best. First win the elections, then set the agenda. Could setting a clear and progressive agenda first maybe help get politicians elected? Nooooo […]

Is Affordable Insurance Sustainable?

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

A flooded street in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, with water engulfing a house and standing nearly as high as a stop sign.

Flood waters rose one foot every 30 minutes to flood this Kingfisher, Oklahoma home and neighborhood. A bill currently passing through the Senate would extend affordable insurance for flood-prone areas for another ten years. Public domain photo by Marvin Nauman, courtesy of FEMA. In an unpredictable and changing world, disasters are bound to happen. Hail ruins crops , accidents wreck cars, floods destroy homes , and illness and disease cause setbacks to health, livelihood, and bank accounts . All of these catastrophes – and more! – can spell doom for a family or business, especially when they occur on […]

Ford looks to the IoT for its next CEO

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

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AT&T has Verizon in its sights with new IoT network

Google’s new cloud service shows increasing demand for the IoT There will be 24 billion IoT devices installed on Earth by 2020 This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here . Ford Motors is replacing ousted CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who had been the head of the automaker’s subsidiary responsible for autonomous development, reports the New York Times .Ford’s board of directors is reportedly concerned that Ford is not properly […]

There’s a simple reason why Ford’s CEO was pushed out — and it has nothing to do with self-driving cars

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

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Ousted Ford CEO Mark Fields. Rebecca Cook/Reuters •Ford’s stock declined 40% under CEO Mark Fields.

•The company was perceived as being late to the game with self-driving tech.

•But no clear business models have developed around the tech industry’s "disruption" of autos. Mark Fields was ousted as CEO of Ford on Monday, not quite three years into his tenure. He was replaced by Jim Hackett, the former CEO of Steelcase who had been running Ford’s Smart Mobility initiative and enjoyed a close relationship with Ford’s Chairman, Bill Ford.He was replaced by Jim Hackett, the former CEO of […]

How Increasing Income Inequality Is Dampening U.S. Economic Growth, And Possible Ways To Change The Tide

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


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The topic of income inequality and its effects has been the subject of countless analysis stretching back generations and crossing geopolitical boundaries. Despite the tendency to speak about this issue in moral terms, the central questions are economic ones: Would the U.S. economy be better off with a narrower income gap? And, if an unequal distribution of income hinders growth, which solutions could do more harm than good, and which could make the economic pie bigger for all?

Given the decades–indeed, centuries–of debate on this subject, it comes as no surprise that the answers are […]

The strategic yardstick you can’t afford to ignore

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

A systematic scan of the economic-profit performance of nearly 3,000 global companies yields fresh insight about where and how to compete.

At first blush, “beating the market” might sound like an expression better suited to investing or financial management than to business strategy. When you think about it, though, overcoming the profit-depleting effects of market forces is the essence of good strategy—what separates winners from losers, headline makers from also-rans. 1 A focus on the presence, absence, or possibility of market-beating value creation should therefore help transform any discussion of strategy from something vague and conceptual into something specific […]

Rhesus Negative

May 22, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

Rhesus Negative

Talent and ambition are fine things, but when unforeseeable impediments repeatedly stall their progress and threaten to stymie their fulfilment, desperate measures may be taken. In the case of B.L. MacKinnon, the ambition to gain a medical degree was interrupted by illness and repeatedly forestalled by a powerful and determined antagonist. Three years after being unjustly excluded from medical school, he tried again, by undertaking a science degree to regain his place. Again, his efforts were rewarded with the ruthless application of the most extreme prejudice against him. In an excellent re-telling of these events, B.L. MacKinnon also describes […]

The auto industry is facing ‘unprecedented change’ — and Ford needs to move faster

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

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Bill Ford said during a press call Monday that the company needed to empower employees to move faster. William Thomas Cain/Getty

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11.07 0.21 (+1.90 %) Disclaimer Get real-time F charts here »The world of mobility is quickly evolving and Ford needs to move faster to adapt, Bill Ford, Ford’s executive chairman, said on a press call Monday.Mark Fields stepped down as Ford CEO on Monday and was replaced by Jim Hackett , who was previously the chairman of Ford Smart Mobility. Before joining Ford, Hackett also served as the CEO of the office furniture company […]

Ford claims its new CEO has deep ties to Silicon Valley — but the company still has a big self-driving-car problem

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

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Jim Hackett, Ford’s new CEO. Ford F Ford Motor

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Ford is showing it’s serious about self-driving tech by naming Jim Hackett its new CEO, but whether Hackett can compete in the multi-million talent war for AI experts remains to be seen.Hackett has led Ford’s Smart Mobility unit since it was formed in March 2016. The division was created as part of Ford’s expansion into smart mobility services, which includes the development of autonomous vehicles and its car-sharing service GoDrive.Ford is touting Hackett’s background and deep ties with Silicon […]