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The forgotten issue in the presidential campaign

The forgotten issue in the presidential campaign | Inequality | Scoop.it
The African-American child poverty rate is severely high and climbing, but neither Romney or Obama are talking about it...
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Only Little People Pay Taxes

Only Little People Pay Taxes | Inequality | Scoop.it
Why a janitor ends up with a higher tax rate than a millionaire, and seven more charts that show how the richest Americans beat the IRS.
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The Opportunity Attack

The Opportunity Attack | Inequality | Scoop.it
For years, many of the analysts who recognized the increase in inequality thought that it was enough to just document the problem.  Surely, the fact that middle class incomes that once grew roughly at the rate of productivity growth were now...
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Asian Development Outlook 2012: Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia | Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Outlook 2012: Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia | Asian Development Bank | Inequality | Scoop.it
The annual Asian Development Outlook provides a comprehensive analysis of economic performance for the past year and offers forecasts for the next 2 years for the 45 economies in Asia and the Pacific that make up developing Asia.
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The cost of cellphone-based services is hurting huge swaths of the developing world.

The cost of cellphone-based services is hurting huge swaths of the developing world. | Inequality | Scoop.it
For more on cellphone use around the world, see the Slate/New America Foundation map, "Which Countries Have the Most Mobile Phones?
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Japan's

Japan's | Inequality | Scoop.it
Another Monday, another trend piece about seemingly-strange Japanese subculture. Today it's "girly men" — young guys who may be straight but still enjoy baking and wearing bras.
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Little confidence in judiciary - survey

Little confidence in judiciary - survey | Inequality | Scoop.it
Only 31% of South Africans say the judiciary is impartial and unbiased and many are ignorant about it, according to a survey.
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Child labour re-emerges in Naples

Child labour re-emerges in Naples | Inequality | Scoop.it

In one of Europe’s poorest cities, thousands of children are leaving school to help their families make ends meet. Part of a trend that has been accentuated by the crisis, they find work in the black economy or they are recruited for sinister purposes by the mafia.

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Swedish equality fades away as rich get richer

Swedish equality fades away as rich get richer | Inequality | Scoop.it
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Fredde and Mickan own a waterfront mansion in the Stockholm suburbs, hire Polish help and have endless cash to spend on state-of-the-art barbecues and designer labels.They are only...
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Oxford University. In the report there is good use of images to show the global reach and equity of information.

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The Great Gatsby Curve Is A Threat To The American Dream - Forbes

The Great Gatsby Curve Is A Threat To The American Dream - Forbes | Inequality | Scoop.it
The President's Economic Report to Congress should throw the fear of failure into every American.
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How to Think about Inequality > Publications > National Affairs

How to Think about Inequality > Publications > National Affairs | Inequality | Scoop.it

The issue of income inequality has never before been central to American politics. Though concern for the poor, disputes over welfare programs, and complaints about "the rich" have of course featured prominently in our public debates, Americans have generally avoided open class warfare, to the nation's great credit and benefit. But in the 2012 presidential election — one of the most consequential contests in decades — the divide between rich and poor in America promises to be a focal point.

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Brazil's Women Shun the Private Sector

Brazil's Women Shun the Private Sector | Inequality | Scoop.it
Blame it on the bossa nova. For decades, the stereotypical Brazilian woman was the "tall and tan and young and lovely" inspiration for the international hit song, "The Girl from Ipanema." Today's garota de Ipanema, however, is more likely to be...
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The Trend of Class, Race and Ethnicity in Social Media Inequality ...

The Trend of Class, Race and Ethnicity in Social Media Inequality ... | Inequality | Scoop.it
2012 study from University of California, Berkeley, analyzing levels of blogging among different racial groups.
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The beach: sun, sand, and inequality in the Dominican Republic

The beach: sun, sand, and inequality in the Dominican Republic | Inequality | Scoop.it
Urban, man-made beaches are popping up around the world, but they serve as a reminder of the inequality that can prohibit low-income residents from traveling to parts of their own countries.
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How Wealth Reduces Compassion: Scientific American

How Wealth Reduces Compassion: Scientific American | Inequality | Scoop.it
As riches grow, empathy for others seems to decline...
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Japan's

Japan's | Inequality | Scoop.it
Another Monday, another trend piece about seemingly-strange Japanese subculture. Today it's "girly men" — young guys who may be straight but still enjoy baking and wearing bras.
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Occupy Hegemony: Gramsci, Ideology and Common Sense | The ...

Occupy Hegemony: Gramsci, Ideology and Common Sense | The ... | Inequality | Scoop.it
According to Gramsci, hegemony is a disposition of power which does not merely coerce its subjects into submission through top-down impositions. For Gramsci, hegemony is a power which saturates, influences, and ...
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Teen Pregnancy More Prevalent In States With High Income Inequality: Study

Teen Pregnancy More Prevalent In States With High Income Inequality: Study | Inequality | Scoop.it
While plenty of research confirms that living in poverty increases the chances of teen pregnancy, new information suggests that when low-income teenagers live in places with high income inequality the risk of pregnancy is even higher.
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Children Here Eat Sand – Slavery in Mauritania | SHOAH

Children Here Eat Sand – Slavery in Mauritania | SHOAH | Inequality | Scoop.it
The first was that their victimhood stock price would immediately go down, as guilt tripping modern white folks for slavery of a few hundred years ago would be a harder sell by comparison. And second, there was no ...
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KarmaTube: Barefoot College

KarmaTube: Barefoot College | Inequality | Scoop.it
In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages.
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Economic Report of the US President - 2012 Ch6 Jobs and Income: Today and Tomorrow

Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. It overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. The Economic Report of the President is transmitted to Congress no later than ten days after the submission of the Budget of the United States Government. Supplementary reports can be issued to the Congress which contain additional and/or revised recommendations. Documents are available in ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), with many of the tables also available for separate viewing and downloading as spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel (XLS).

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In a networked world, why is the geography of knowledge still uneven?

In a networked world, why is the geography of knowledge still uneven? | Inequality | Scoop.it
Mark Graham: User-generated internet content is weighted towards the global north; the division of digital labour urgently needs rebalancing...
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