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Bling, Bling Youre Dead

Bling, Bling Youre Dead | Inequality | Scoop.it
The celebrity culture is frequently attracted to fixed and wildly exaggerated caricatures of femininity and masculinity that, although they tend to have about as much depth as cardboard cutouts, can only mutilate the tender sense of adolescent self.
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How 'competitiveness' became one of the great unquestioned virtues of contemporary culture

How 'competitiveness' became one of the great unquestioned virtues of contemporary culture | Inequality | Scoop.it
Widening economic inequality is the academic topic du jour, but the trend of growing wealth and income disparity has been underway for several decades. How did mounting inequality succeed in provin...
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Oligarchy - Elites, Interest Groups , and Average Citizens

Oligarchy - Elites, Interest Groups , and Average Citizens | Inequality | Scoop.it
The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Uni...
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Oscar Pistorius case highlights plight of South Africa's disabled prisoners

Oscar Pistorius case highlights plight of South Africa's disabled prisoners | Inequality | Scoop.it
(Published in the The Guardian (UK), 22 February 2013, and the Saturday Star, 23 February 2013) Detainees on remand in South Africa often endure worse conditions than convicts. This is one parapleg...
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Nobody Ever Says “You Only Got Into MIT Because You’re an Asian Man”

Nobody Ever Says “You Only Got Into MIT Because You’re an Asian Man” | Inequality | Scoop.it
I started programming when I was 5, first with Logo and then BASIC. The picture above is me, age 9 (with horrible posture). By the time this photo was taken, I had already written several BASIC games that I distributed as shareware on our local BBS.
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Mandela Led Fight Against Apartheid, But Not Against Extreme Inequality

Mandela Led Fight Against Apartheid, But Not Against Extreme Inequality | Inequality | Scoop.it
"Mandela deserves great credit for ending racial apartheid in South Africa, but his legacy includes the continuation of mass poverty 'The mood here in South Africa is terribly somber. This was the ...
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Poverty nation: How America created a low-wage work swamp

Poverty nation: How America created a low-wage work swamp | Inequality | Scoop.it
For decades, both parties supplanted a push for higher wages with well-intended public aid. The result: calamity
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They spawned the 1 percent: How Washington and Lincoln explain inequality today via @harveyjkaye

They spawned the 1 percent: How Washington and Lincoln explain inequality today via @harveyjkaye | Inequality | Scoop.it
The competing economic visions of our two most famous presidents have big implications for the middle class today
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The Billionaire Mayor’s 1 Percent City - COLORLINES

The Billionaire Mayor’s 1 Percent City - COLORLINES | Inequality | Scoop.it
The economic policies of outgoing New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg are a study in how to create racial and economic inequity.
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Who Benefits from Ignoring Poverty and Race?

Who Benefits from Ignoring Poverty and Race? | Inequality | Scoop.it
In his spring 2013 commencement address at Morehouse College, Barack Obama offered a compelling message: Obama said he was lucky to have his mother and grandparents, who raised him, and said that u...
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Jamie Peck - 'Explaining (with) Neoliberalism'

Jamie Peck - 'Explaining (with) Neoliberalism' | Inequality | Scoop.it
amie Peck (University of British Columbia) - 'Explaining (with) Neoliberalism'. This was the closing plenary lecture at the 'Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System' conference organised by Nich...
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Charting Deaths on Mount Everest #sherpas #Westerners

Charting Deaths on Mount Everest #sherpas #Westerners | Inequality | Scoop.it
Who dies where on Earth's highest mountain? Last week's avalanche illustrates the disproportionate risks that Sherpas face in Himalayan expeditions.
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the precariat 》》How Crowdworkers Became the Ghosts in the Digital Machine | The Nation

the precariat 》》How Crowdworkers Became the Ghosts in the Digital Machine | The Nation | Inequality | Scoop.it
Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.
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Capitalism has learned to create host organisms

Capitalism has learned to create host organisms | Inequality | Scoop.it
Zygmunt Bauman for Social Europe: In the face of financial crisis, any hope that the parasite will die when it runs out of food is in vain – capitalism is far too inventive
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The Line: Poverty in America - It's not what you think.

The Line: Poverty in America - It's not what you think. | Inequality | Scoop.it
The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me.
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Managed expectations in the post-employment economy

Managed expectations in the post-employment economy | Inequality | Scoop.it
In a post-employment economy, many are working simply to earn the prospect of making money.
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just brilliance 》 Why Do Poor People 'Waste' Money On Luxury Goods? by @tressiemcphd

just brilliance 》 Why Do Poor People 'Waste' Money On Luxury Goods? by @tressiemcphd | Inequality | Scoop.it

We hates us some poor people. First, they insist on being poor when it is so easy to not be poor. They do things like buy expensive designer belts and $2500 luxury handbags. I totally get that it's horrible and illegal to profile people.

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Exodus: immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century - Video and audio - News and media - Home

Exodus: immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century - Video and audio - News and media - Home | Inequality | Scoop.it
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Elinor Ostrom - Nobel Prize Lecture: Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems

Elinor Ostrom - Nobel Prize Lecture: Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems | Inequality | Scoop.it
Nobelprize.org, The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize
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Hong Kong's human battery hens: Claustrophobic images show how slum families squeeze their lives into the tiniest apartments

Hong Kong's human battery hens: Claustrophobic images show how slum families squeeze their lives into the tiniest apartments | Inequality | Scoop.it
These bird's-eye images have been taken by the Hong Kong-based Society for Community Organisation in a bid to document the plight of the city's most underprivileged people.
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Ask the White Guy: How Wealthy Whites Get the Most Affirmative Action

Ask the White Guy: How Wealthy Whites Get the Most Affirmative Action | Inequality | Scoop.it
You’re naïve if you don’t think the most successful form of affirmative action is for wealthy white people. Take a look at the Ivy League.
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‘An Uncertain Glory,’ by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

‘An Uncertain Glory,’ by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen | Inequality | Scoop.it
Despite its vaunted success, the country has failed to meet the basic needs of many of its people.
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