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Ford’s CEO wants to transform how people get around in cities — but not with robot cars

August 18, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Jim Hackett Ford

Ford CEO Jim Hackett. Ford • Ford CEO Jim Hackett is an advocate of "design thinking"

• He has a lot of credibility in Silicon Valley.

• But his approach might be at odds with the tech industry’s metabolism. Ford CEO Jim Hackett feels your pain.Seriously, if you live in a big city, Hackett intends to put the 100-plus-year-old automaker on a path to alleviating your transportation suffering.But he doesn’t want to use robot cars."When you paint the robots as perfect and humans as imperfect, we’ve made a big mistake," Hackett said at Ford’s City of […]

Slices of heaven: Is NZ inequality going up, or is it just our worry about it?

August 18, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

A protester in 2011. Interest and concern about inequality has risen dramatically in recent years.

A protester in 2011. Interest and concern about inequality has risen dramatically in recent years. Nearly 40,000 voters responded to the Stuff/Massey University election survey in May. A huge majority of them said inequality was too high and/or growing fast. No measure actually shows that – so why do so many of us feel that way? Henry Cooke reports.

It didn’t hit George all at once.

Growing up, he still got Christmas and birthday presents. His friends’ houses had always been far nicer than his. His mother would still take him out on trips around Wellington – just ones that […]

13 Ways to Strengthen America’s Economy

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


The finer points of economic policy don’t get a lot of attention in the U.S. these days. With a president in the White House who seems far more interested in fighting personal battles than in making policy, and the country roiled by street violence and racial animus, there might seem little reason to think about how to improve Americans’ material standard of living. But someday the smoke will clear, and leaders will once again be thinking about economics. So I thought I’d make a list of policies that I would enact if I were in office. The overall goals […]

LU ranked fourth on national list for economic mobility among online programs

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

Lamar University was fourth on the national list for economic mobility among online programs in a study of 2,273 colleges. LU was one of only 25 to rank on both the comprehensive list as well as the list of 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Student Economic Mobility, according to SR Education Group, a leading research publisher founded in 2004. SR Education Group, based in Kirkland, Washington, has been publishing rankings of online colleges since 2009 and awarding scholarships since 2010.

In the project, all annual tuitions were researched and calculated, and the Equality of Opportunity Project provided mobility-rate data. […]