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Asia must balance its quest for equality with the pursuit of growth

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


A worker rolls away carts of unused tools between rows of spinning machines at a factory in Zhuhai City, in Guangdong province. Asia’s labour market needs to be more efficient and flexible to match people with the right jobs. Photo: Reuters An elderly woman collects cardboard on a street in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters Celebrations in Melbourne after the announcement of the results of a postal survey on legalising same-sex marriage, in front of the State Library of Victoria on November 15. More than 60 per cent of Australians voted in favour in the voluntary survey. Photo: EPA-EFE ’s […]

Tech Know-How: The New Way to Get Ahead

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


Improving tech know-how could bring economic benefits for individuals and UK plc over the long-term

Socio economic background, gender and geography play a role well before people enter the workforce

Lack of understanding among young people about the future of work and impact of technology on jobs of the future A new report from BT and Accenture has found that boosting the next generation’s technology skills can super-charge social mobility and economic growth — but warns that without concerted effort from business, government and civil society, the tech revolution could create a barrier for young, less-privileged people as they […]

How the State Can Make Inequality Worse

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

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Zoning boards in cities like San Francisco prevent new housing, while preserving wealth for existing homeowners. (Barbara Munker / Ap Images) Sign up for The Nation Daily. The left has always been of two minds about the state. At times, it has looked to the state to correct the injustices of the market—through regulation, litigation, and social spending. In this mode, the left has projected a positive (and sometimes romantic) image of the public sector as the venue for acting on our altruistic and collective motives. Inequality in this vision is a product of a state that has been […]

California Economic Summit Sets Goals to Elevate California

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

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California state capitol in the evening California leaders call for educational improvements at economic summit but fail to address lost manufacturing jobs.

The sixth annual California Economic Summit was held on November 2nd – 3rd in San Diego. The summit was convened by CA Fwd and the California Stewardship Network, with a long-list of sponsors and partners. More than 500 civic, business, attended the event held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The theme of the summit was Elevate California with the goal of achieving: 1 million more skilled workers

1 million more homes 1 million more acre-feet of water […]

Americans spend a lot of time scorning luxury. We should try celebrating it instead.

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


To celebrate the debut of his fall 2017 collection, designer Ralph Lauren decided to forgo the typical runway show for something more personal, but also more extravagant: The self-made mogul invited guests to Bedford, N.Y., for a show and dinner in the private garage that houses his collection of rare and exotic automobiles.

Guests dressed in cocktail attire were chauffeured to the September extravaganza by a fleet of black cars that had been outfitted with CDs of jazz standards selected by Lauren for the two-hour drive. Upon arrival, they were greeted with champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Celebrities including Jessica Chastain […]

UK Employment Law – The View from Mayer Brown

November 21, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


A fortnightly Employment Law podcast placing a spotlight on recent cases and keeping you up to date with the very latest changes in the law. CPD available. This podcast is an overview of the cases and law. How the law will apply in any particular case will depend on the individual circumstances. Listeners should seek legal advice if any of the matters discussed are relevant to a specific issue or concern. “These podcasts include excerpts from “Vivaldi – Motet for Soprano and Orchestra larghetto” by Advent Chamber Orchestra licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License”, to view the […]

Bringing great minds together to combat educational inequality

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

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PROF. JAMES HECKMAN of the University of Chicago speaks at the Taub Center conference in Jerusalem yesterday.. (photo credit:SARAH LEVI) The Taub Center’s annual conference brought together leaders in the social sciences and policy-makers on Monday for lectures and panel discussions centered around this year’s theme of education inequality.

Titled “Education Inequality in Israel: from Cradle to University,” the all-day conference delved deeply into how to handle inequality from even the prenatal stage all the way up to adulthood. Lecturers from both Israel and the United States presented their most recent data that could eventually be used to affect policy.

Guests […]

Job separation and geographical mobility: The economic effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake

November 21, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


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By nature, this gearing or leverage result in substantial losses or gains and may have an equally proportional effect on the cash balances of your trading account. Geared transactions or those that use leverage could permit you to sustain a total loss of initial margin funds and require […]

Smart cities evolving: Where is Rwanda today?

November 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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City of Kigali. Smart cities help in achieving urban development goals. / Nadege Imbabazi The world last month celebrated the World Cities Day, a day designated by the United Nations to highlight the important role of urbanisation as a source of global development and social inclusion.

During the global observation of this year’s World Cities Day in China, government officials, city managers, researchers and citizens indicated that ‘smart cities’ can be key tools toward achieving urban development goals.

Governments are already using technologies that include wireless networks, big data and analytics, mobile applications, web portals, social media, sensors and tracking products […]

A billionaire wages war on poverty in Oklahoma

November 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


November 20, 2017 TULSA, OKLA.—Inside a sun-splashed classroom, George Kaiser folds his lanky frame into a tiny plastic chair next to a blue mat. For the dozen-plus 3- and 4-year-olds sitting on the mat in various stages of squirming, it’s afternoon story time.

Mr. Kaiser is the billionaire benefactor behind this and other preschools for the poorest children in Tulsa, Okla., and he’s the reason why this classroom looks the way it does – cozy nooks, fairy lights, play kitchens, books everywhere – and has two certified early education teachers. As one of them reads “The Gingerbread Man,” Kaiser’s face […]