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Google’s parent company is spending $50 million to build a high-tech neighborhood in Toronto

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

Sidewalk Toronto

Sidewalk Toronto Sidewalk Labs — the urban innovation unit of Google parent company Alphabet — will design a high-tech neighborhood on Toronto’s waterfront, the company announced today at a press conference.

Called Quayside, the neighborhood’s plan will prioritize "environmental sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity," according to Sidewalk Labs. The city of Toronto and Sidewalk Labs call the project "Sidewalk Toronto."

"This will not be a place where we deploy technology for its own sake, but rather one where we use emerging digital tools and the latest in urban design to solve big urban challenges in ways that we hope […]

Keynote Address

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


Presented by Patrick T. Harker, President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Northeast Pennsylvania Equitable Transit Summit Scranton, PAThank you. It’s a pleasure to be here today.Some speeches start with jokes. Fed speeches start with a disclaimer: The views I express here today are mine alone and do not necessarily represent those of anyone else in the Federal Reserve System, including my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).With that out of the way, I want to say how great it is to have such a diverse group of stakeholders here. The Fed brings […]

[Marxism] Review of “The Great Leveller: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the 21st Century”

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

From: Louis Proyect via Marxism <marxism ( at ) lists ( dot ) csbs ( dot ) utah ( dot ) edu>

Subject: [Marxism] Review of "The Great Leveller: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the 21st Century"

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Exclusive: Ideo’s Plan To Stage An AI Revolution

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

Today, the design consultancy Ideo announced that it has acquired Datascope , a Chicago-based data science company. The acquisition is meant to help Ideo, one of the country’s most prominent firms, respond to demand from AI-powered clients and can be read as a harbinger of where the design industry is headed. Tim Brown [Photo: courtesy Ideo] “We have spent the past hundred, or thousand, years designing artifacts,” Ideo CEO Tim Brown says. “The things we designed were relatively dumb and all of the intelligence in the relationship between us and the artifact came from the human being. Algorithms and […]

Migrating to Opportunity: Overcoming Barriers to Labor Mobility in Southeast Asia

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

Intra-regional migration in ASEAN has increased significantly, turning Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand into regional migration hubs with 6.5 million migrants. But migration policies in the region have a way to go to better match countries’ evolving economic needs, and allow workers to more easily pursue better careers and education across ASEAN.

World Bank Group

Barriers to Labor Mobility in ASEAN – A Missed Opportunity Managing migration better can boost workers’ welfare and accelerate economic integration. Intra-regional migration in ASEAN increased significantly between 1995 and 2015, turning Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand into regional migration hubs with 6.5 million migrants […]

Eradicate poverty everywhere

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

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A mother and her son live in a corridor at Carrefour Feuilles in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: Andrés Martínez Casares/UNDP As the world commemorates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on ‘ Answering the call to end poverty’ , we are reminded that there is still poverty in multiple dimensions everywhere. Eradicating poverty means expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live. This concept of human development championed by UNDP recognizes that income is only a means. All people, everywhere need more choices and opportunities to live […]

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: The future of urban transportation — Nvidia’s new computer for fully driverless cars — Baidu nabs another self-driving partner

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

Ride Hailing Usage

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Have feedback? We’d like to hear from you. Write me at: . HOW CITIES CAN BENEFIT FROM CONNECTED, AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORTATION: Cities are grappling with decaying transportation infrastructure and booming populations driven by global urbanization. Meanwhile, new, digitally-enabled transportation services like ride-hailing are […]

Fighting inequality with higher education

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

When given the right support, higher education can significantly help to re-balance society

At both the major parties’ conferences this year, the future of higher education (HE) and who participates in it featured prominently as an issue. However, while each party has polices designed to catch the young person’s eye by making HE cheaper, neither is offering, as yet, a vision for HE in early 21st century Britain.

Central to this vision should be the contribution that HE can make to reducing inequality. HE leaders at the conferences were candid about the torrid time experiences within HE recently. One way to […]

Alarming statistics: how SA’s economy suffers from inequality

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

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Picture: SOWETAN Some alarming statistics were presented at the recent Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) Confronting Inequality conference.

Millions of South Africans cannot afford to buy food or access healthcare, decent sanitation and other essentials of a dignified life. The National Income Dynamics Study shows that 29% of the population are trapped in severe poverty. Over the past few years, 3-million people have joined the ranks of the impoverished.

Four-fifths of the rural population live below the poverty line — almost double the rate of poverty in the metros. However, in urban areas too, many face spatial segregation from productive economic […]

The state’s next governor should endorse New Mexico Development Accounts

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

Chronically among the poorest states, New Mexico received the dubious distinction in 2015 of being ranked 51st by the Measure of America, behind Nevada and Mississippi, which is based on 16 indicators related to the economy, education and community. New Mexico’s drop to last place is a signal that the next governor must redouble efforts to increase the prospects for New Mexicans.

New Mexico Development Accounts represent an innovative model for accelerating the upward mobility of New Mexicans. Integrating behavioral economics, asset building and impact investing, NMDAs represent a new social contract between citizens and government.

• The default for an […]