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The Millennial’s New World Order

February 20, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


This past weekend I was once again lucky enough to attend the 31 st Annual Camden Conference , a nonpartisan citizens’ forum that puts our state at the epicenter of global debates. This year’s focus, “New World Disorder and America’s Future” allowed the general public, high school, and college students to reflect on the current dynamics of the international system and its impact on the United States. Influenced by the current nationalism and protectionism marketed by the current administration, the expert’s “glocal” approach constructed a present and a future reality that oscillated between darkness and dim light. In between […]

Economic Mobility For All

February 19, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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I’m retired from more than 40 years in the field of education now volunteering as a youth counselor in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. Most of my work these days is online although I do occasionally have the opportunity to visit with basketball teams, school groups, and parent/youth church groups to lead small group discussions on Nextstep2911 topics: character, choices, and careers. I avoid the topics we will never solve like world hunger, and confront only those things we can change.

Social media generates several thousand hits per month, and I do respond to all questions and […]

Facebook’s next project: American inequality

February 19, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is quietly cracking open his company’s vast trove of user data for a study on economic inequality in the U.S. — the latest sign of his efforts to reckon with divisions in American society that the social network is accused of making worse.

The study, which hasn’t previously been reported, is mining the social connections among Facebook’s American users to shed light on the growing income disparity in the U.S., where the top 1 percent of households is said to control 40 percent of the country’s wealth. Facebook is an incomparably rich source of information for […]

Amid major shifts, Budget 2018 positions S’pore for the future: Heng Swee Keat

February 19, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

This year’s Budget seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a “strategic and integrated plan”. Photo: Nuria Ling/TODAY

This year’s Budget seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a “strategic and integrated plan”. Photo: Nuria Ling/TODAY SINGAPORE — Against the backdrop of a shift in global economic weight towards Asia, the emergence of new technologies and an ageing domestic population, this year’s Budget seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a “strategic and integrated plan”.

The Budget will build on Singapore’s strong position and develop a more vibrant and innovative economy, improve liveability and strengthen the social safety nets.

To prepare […]

Amid major shifts, Budget 2018 positions Singapore for the future, says finance minister

February 19, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Singapore’s Budget 2018 seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a ‘strategic and integrated plan’. — Picture by Nuria Ling/TODAY

Singapore’s Budget 2018 seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a ‘strategic and integrated plan’. — Picture by Nuria Ling/TODAY SINGAPORE, Feb 19 — Against the backdrop of a shift in global economic weight towards Asia, the emergence of new technologies and an ageing domestic population, this year’s Budget seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a “strategic and integrated plan”.

The Budget will build on Singapore’s strong position and develop a more vibrant and innovative economy, improve liveability and strengthen the […]

WLOX Editorial: BP settlement money belongs in South Mississippi

February 18, 2018 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure


SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) –

Here’s the latest on the money coming to the state of Mississippi from BP because of the oil disaster. It’s the same as before. People who don’t live anywhere near the coast want a chunk of the money.

The coast counties took the hit from the BP Oil disaster of 2010 and $750 million is headed to the state from BP over the next 15 years. One of the plans at the state legislative level is to create 11 districts around the state to share the money. No plan yet on how much that sharing will be.Coast […]

Alencia Johnson: Advancing Economic Mobility Through Reproductive Agency

February 18, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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About the #BEENBOSS Ser ies: In honor of Black History Month, Walker’s Legacy is proud to launch its #BEENBOSS video series designed to take a deeper look into the contributions that Black women have made and continue to make in fields of education, politics, health, and business. Each featured profile draws a connection to historical trailblazers such as Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner, and Madam C.J. Walker to discuss present-day strategies for success for aspiring and established women. With increased access to birth control, we saw an increase of women going to college, and […]

In a City Marked By Low Economic Mobility, One University Hopes to Build a ‘Tech Pipeline’

February 18, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

In a City Marked By Low Economic Mobility, One University Hopes to Build a ‘Tech Pipeline’

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For Terik Tidwell, teaching kids to code is not just about algorithms or apps—it’s about economic mobility.

Tidwell is director of STEM innovation at Johnson C. Smith University, an historically-black college situated in the heart of Charlotte, NC. The city is marked by contradiction : On one hand, the place is booming, home to the headquarters of Bank of America and an emerging start-up scene. But a recent analysis scored Charlotte worst for economic mobility in a survey of the nation’s 50 largest cities, with pockets of concentrated poverty cut off from the rich opportunities just around […]

Economic factors influence parenting style

February 17, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


A team of U.S. researchers has suggested that parenting styles are shaped by economic factors that incentivise one strategy over others.

The team asserted that economic conditions, especially inequality and return to education, have influenced child-rearing.

“All parents want their children to succeed and we argue that the economic environment influences their methods of child-rearing,”“For instance, greater occupational mobility and lower inequality today makes an authoritarian approach less effective than generations ago. It’s not that parents spare the rod because they are more concerned about their children’s wellbeing now than they were 100 years ago. Rather, parenting strategies adapted to the […]

The IMF Warns Trump’s Tax Cuts Could Trigger a Global ‘Race to the Bottom’

February 17, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


Christine Lagarde. Photo: Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images Last October, the International Monetary Fund released a paper arguing that inequality was undermining global economic growth — and thus, contrary to supply-side dogma, developed nations did not need to choose between progressive tax policies and growth-enhancing ones.

The United States could raise taxes on its wealthiest citizens and accelerate the growth of its GDP, simultaneously. On the other hand, were advanced economies to cut taxes on their rich — and consequently, shift the burden of taxation on to ordinary citizens, or cut public investment — they would risk reducing global growth.

But Donald Trump […]