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George Soros Funded A Study Of White Working-Class Voters Who Support Trump. Here’s What He Found

October 14, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

George Soros Getty Images/Olivier Morin

George Soros Getty Images/Olivier Morin A recently-released research study sheds light on the values of white working-class voters in the United States and the reasons these voters strongly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

Three researchers from three different universities authored the study, titled “ White Working-Class Views on Belonging, Change, Identity and Immigration .”

Open Society Foundations , a network of political organizations controlled by left-wing billionaire George Soros , funded the study.The trio of researchers conducted the study by visiting four places between August 2016 and March 2017: Birmingham, Alabama; Dayton, Ohio; Tacoma, Washington; Phoenix, Arizona; […]

The impact of caste on economic mobility in India

October 14, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Caste networks play an unusually important role in shaping economic mobility in the Indian economy. Photo: AFP

Caste networks play an unusually important role in shaping economic mobility in the Indian economy. Photo: AFP The caste system is arguably the most distinctive feature of Indian society. The Indian population is divided into four hierarchical classes, or varnas , with a large sub-population of untouchables excluded entirely from the system. Within each of these classes, and among the untouchables, are thousands of castes, or jatis . The central rule in Hindu society is that individuals must marry within their own caste. Recent genetic evidence indicates that this rule has been followed for over 2,000 years. Spatial segregation […]

Indonesia’s Islamisation: Swipe right for polygamy, left for women’s rights

October 14, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

The AyoPoligami dating app. Photo: Reuters

The AyoPoligami dating app. Photo: Reuters CREEPING ISLAMISATION IN Southeast Asia’s Muslim-majority countries is threatening to undo recent progress in gender equality, say women’s rights advocates who are stepping up campaigns for greater legal protections. They say recent controversies, including the launch of a mobile dating app for polygamists in Indonesia , have highlighted how cultural and religious views are increasingly impeding efforts towards gender equality in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation.

The app, called AyoPoligami, lets men and women scroll through users’ profiles, much like the popular dating app Tinder – in which members swipe right to indicate […]