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China income inequality

February 21, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Widening inequality has been called “one of the key challenges of our time” by the World Economic Forum. S. China has one of the greatest Why states may get away with creative income tax Annie Bryant Economic Inequality in China Economic Inequality Facts •According to a 2004 survey, urban households have an average income 3. 38 to 0. 2. edu/~ganli/Report-English-Dec-2013. Income Inequality and Intergenerational Social Mobility in China Xiang Zhou Harvard University Inequality in India and China: declines in poverty rates for India and China in recent decades can be explained by the for income inequality has now A […]

Blockchain and economic advancement: The way forward

February 21, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


Simon Yu, CEO of StormX, Inc, says crypto will re-balance wealth in the future.

Leveraging cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to enable anyone with a mobile device to earn a living wage is rapidly becoming a reality. In order to take full advantage of a new blockchain-enabled economy, the technology needs to provide career opportunities for a global remote workforce and facilitate economic mobility for millions of unbanked workers.

The rich-poor gap has significantly increased since 1980 , with the top 1% enjoying twice as much global income growth as the bottom 50%. The statistics are astounding, and it’s not difficult […]

European Union and Armenia sign Partnership Priorities

February 21, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Today, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, signed the EU-Armenia Partnership Priorities in Brussels.

This sets the joint policy priorities for the coming years, in line with the new EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement.

The four main areas of cooperation are: Strengthening institutions and good governance; Economic development and market opportunities; Connectivity, energy efficiency, environment and climate action; Mobility and people-to-people contacts. The Partnership Priorities will be key in guiding EU financial assistance to Armenia until 2020. For that period, […]

Cultural heritage is a child’s right, so let’s celebrate International Mother Language Day

February 21, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


As much as these divisive times concern advocates of multiculturalism and human rights, so too do they concern linguists and educators.

With the rise of populist nationalism, the threat of walls between sovereign neighbours, religious profiling, and suspicion of regional integration, we worry what the resulting political milieu means for migrant and Indigenous languages. Language is, after all, a salient index of culture.

An assault on cultural diversity is synonymous with an assault on linguistic diversity.The question is whether minority communities, whose language and culture differ from the mainstream but who are rightfully accepted as new migrants and citizens, should be […]

Read the text of Mayor Steve Adler’s State of the City address

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


Below is the prepared text for Mayor Steve Adler’s State of the City address. This text was provided before the mayor’s speech began Tuesday evening at City Hall, and his spoken remarks may deviate from this format.

Mayor Pro Tem and my colleagues on the Council, Manager Cronk, distinguished guests, and fellow Austinites:

Before I begin, I want to thank Consul General Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez of Mexico for introducing me this evening.People don’t realize that how closely we are working together these days. It hasn’t always been so. Used to be we saw each other only at happy occasions, like […]