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Was the Rise of Neoliberalism the Root Cause of Extreme Inequality? - Evonomics

Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all.
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Half the World Lives on 1% of Its Land, Mapped

Half the World Lives on 1% of Its Land, Mapped | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it

"Data viz extraordinaire Max Galka created this map using NASA’s gridded population data, which counts the global population within each nine-square-mile patch of Earth, instead of within each each district, state, or country border. Out of the 28 million total cells, the ones with a population over 8,000 are colored in yellow."

 

Tags: population, density, mapping, visualization.


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Brian Weekley's curator insight, July 27, 2016 10:47 AM
Great simple map of world population.  Scroll down and look at the U.S.  It reflects the global trend.  This also has political implications, as evidenced by voting patterns in the 2012 presidential election.  Elections are dependent upon votes, which come from people, which are primarily clustered in cities.  Election campaigns would use this data to plan their schedules as to where to focus their campaigning efforts.  For the folks in Wyoming, they rarely see candidates other than during the primaries.  And these world populationclusters have been relatively consistent historically, particularly in south and east Asia.  Northern India has serious carrying capacity challenges. Notice the clusters along the Nile- evidence of arable land.
Francisco Restivo's curator insight, August 8, 2016 5:49 PM
Fantastic visualization!
David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 8, 2016 5:55 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
How racism created two, divergent American neighborhoods

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Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters. As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not population or territorial size that drives world-city status, but economic weight

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How well do you know the world's countries?

How well do you know the world's countries? | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
The average person's geography skills are fairly poor beyond their region. Test your knowledge of the countries at HowStuffWorks.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 9, 2016 3:58 PM

The questions are more "recall" than "higher order thinking" questions, but this batch of 30 questions is still a fun break from the regular routine. 

 

Tags: trivia, games.

Audrey DeSisto's curator insight, February 9, 2016 4:32 PM

On to geography...

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This Is What an Entire Day Where the Sun Doesn't Set Looks Like

This Is What an Entire Day Where the Sun Doesn't Set Looks Like | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it

While we’re wrapping up winter, Antarctica is getting fully into the swing of summer—and there that can mean an entire day of sunlight. Here’s what that looks like.


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Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy | Jonathan Watts | The Guardian

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy | Jonathan Watts | The Guardian | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it

As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one small country on the other side of the Atlantic is making that transition look childishly simple and affordable.

In less than 10 years, Uruguay has slashed its carbon footprint without government subsidies or higher consumer costs, according to the country’s head of climate change policy, Ramón Méndez.

In fact, he says that now that renewables provide 94.5% of the country’s electricity, prices are lower than in the past relative to inflation. There are also fewer power cuts because a diverse energy mix means greater resilience to droughts.

It was a very different story just 15 years ago. Back at the turn of the century oil accounted for 27% of Uruguay’s imports and a new pipeline was just about to begin supplying gas from Argentina.

 

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World Religion Map

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The incredibly detailed map of the world's religions shows what the biggest religion is by census area in each country, along with its level of support.

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Madison Roth's curator insight, April 7, 12:47 PM
This map relates to my human geography class because it shows the distribution of religion, and that is something my class is learning about. I think the distribution of religion is interesting to view because of the enormous level of diversity. Comparing the spread from origins of different religions to one another, the size along with the support it receives are even more actions one would practice.
Chris Rouse's curator insight, April 11, 4:34 PM
This article is about the different religions around the world and what areas have the largest amount of supporters for a certain religion. This connects to our lessons because we learned about the different religions and where they are located.
Aaron Evans's curator insight, April 25, 9:27 PM
There are many religions throughout the world. And it is interesting to see where the religions are distributed throughout regions. Christian is the biggest religion in the world, I was surprised to see the tiny bits of christian in Asia. It is an overall very detailed map.
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Toys around the world

Toys around the world | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
The photographer Gabriele Galimberti's portraits of children and their toys in 58 countries around the world

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The Mercator Perception

The Mercator Perception | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
What you think you know about the shape of the world has likely been skewed by a visualization technique.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 28, 2015 5:10 AM

Why are we still using this map??

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If you’re on the beach, this map shows you what’s across the ocean | WashPost.com

If you’re on the beach, this map shows you what’s across the ocean | WashPost.com | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it

The map above shows the countries that are due east and west from points along the coasts of North and South America. Many small island nations are (perhaps unfairly) excluded for ease of reading. Many thanks to Eric Odenheimer for sharing the map with Know More.

 

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, May 26, 2015 1:48 PM

This is a fun map for some geography analysis - Why are Argentina and Chile the countries due east/west of...Argentina and Chile?  

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Why Is Oil And Gas Activity Causing Earthquakes? And Can We Reduce The Risk?

Why Is Oil And Gas Activity Causing Earthquakes? And Can We Reduce The Risk? | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
If you’ve been following the news lately, chances are you’ve heard about – or even felt – earthquakes in the central United States. During the past five years, there has been an unprecedented increase in earthquakes in the North American mid-continent, a region previously considered one of the most stable on Earth.

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Google Timelapse Lets You See How Any Location on Earth Has Changed in 32 Years

Google Timelapse Lets You See How Any Location on Earth Has Changed in 32 Years | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
A lot has happened since 1984.

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Was the Rise of Neoliberalism the Root Cause of Extreme Inequality? - Evonomics

Was the Rise of Neoliberalism the Root Cause of Extreme Inequality? - Evonomics | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, no name. Mention it in conversation and you’ll be rewarded with a shrug. Even if your listeners have heard the term before, they will struggle to define it. Neoliberalism: do you know what it is?


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These 10 units of measurement have fascinating roots

These 10 units of measurement have fascinating roots | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Not everything can be measured in feet and seconds. Over the course of history, we've had to come up with some pretty unique ways to measure things.

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La web para comparar el tamaño de los países

La web para comparar el tamaño de los países | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Con esta web para comparar el tamaño de los países aprenderás mucho, y puede que te sorprenda saber el tamaño real que tienen algunos países.

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The City States of Europe

The City States of Europe | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Is this a map of Europe's future?

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, February 28, 2016 8:51 PM

This is a really interesting vision for the future of the planet.

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Interactive graphic: How nations compete on technology, innovation, and financial development

Interactive graphic: How nations compete on technology, innovation, and financial development | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Each year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) produces its Global Competitiveness Report, a comprehensive assessment of national economic competitiveness. The WEF organizes its analyses into rankings to shed light on the drivers contributing to national productivity and prosperity. Explore the map to compare the most globally and regionally competitive countries, and engage with data that...

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The 239 Year Timeline of America's Involvement in Military Conflict

The 239 Year Timeline of America's Involvement in Military Conflict | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
The United States is the self-proclaimed angel of democracy in the world, but just as George Orwell warned, war is the health of the state, and in the language of newspeak, democracy is the term we use to hide the reality of the nature of our warfare state.

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This Short Animation Will Change Your Perspective On Time

This Short Animation Will Change Your Perspective On Time | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
The length of time Earth has been around can be truly mind-boggling (let’s not even get into the universe’s scale of time). To help fathom the immense age of Earth and the comparatively meagre time span of human history, Business Insider has created this video.

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Why Are Migrants Surging Into Europe Now?

Why Are Migrants Surging Into Europe Now? | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
The steady stream of migrants in past years has turned into a torrent this year. Here's a primer on the main forces at work.

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Chelsea Martines's curator insight, September 3, 2015 8:48 PM

There have been many many refugees that are Migrating to Europe recently. 300,000 Africans and middle easterners have gone to Morocco and then to Greece and other eastern Europe  and Mediterranean countries. These people are escaping wars and political turmoil and ripen is now having to deal with taking in all the refugees and help the families and young and old people especially that are in critical condition.

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Researchers confirm: The Largest Pyramid in Mexico has been found | Zon News

Researchers confirm: The Largest Pyramid in Mexico has been found | Zon News | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it

Researchers in Mexico have discovered a Pyramid that, according to initial measurements, is larger than the Great Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan. Initial excavations were done in 2010.

 

The Pyramid, 75 meters in height, was explored by specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) on the acropolis of Tonina, Chiapas, estimated to be around 1700 years old.

 

Emiliano Gallaga, director of the archaeological zone, explained that work has been done in the last two years, and by means of a “three-dimensional, researchers verified that in the northeastern part of the site, stands one of the largest construction in Mesoamerica, comparable in size only to great Mayan cities like Tikal and El Mirador in Guatemala.

 

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20 Most Peaceful Countries in the World to Live in

20 Most Peaceful Countries in the World to Live in | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
The Global Peace Index has 22 indicators to establish which are the most peaceful countries to live in. It is not just about whether there's a war going on.

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How America became the most powerful country on Earth, in 11 maps

The complex and fascinating history of how a handful of British settlements in the New World grew into the most powerful nation in human history.

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