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America's fastest growing job pays poorly

America's fastest growing job pays poorly | Inequality | Scoop.it
There are 2 million health care aides in the United States. And jobs in this industry are expected to increase 70% over the next decade. But the average worker earns just $9.70 an hour.
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USA > What If The Outrage Over Excessive Welfare Extended To The Tax Code? - Forbes

USA > What If The Outrage Over Excessive Welfare Extended To The Tax Code? - Forbes | Inequality | Scoop.it
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has created quite a stir with his estimates that every household below the poverty level receives an average of $168-a-day (or about $61,000-a-year) in government welfare.
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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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The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor: Scientific American

The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor: Scientific American | Inequality | Scoop.it
Ninety-nine percent of us live on the wrong side of a one-way mirror

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Imagine an Internet where unseen hands curate your entire experience. Where third parties predetermine the news, products and prices you see—even the people you meet. A world where you think you are making choices, but in reality, your options are narrowed and refined until you are left with merely the illusion of control.

 

This is not far from what is happening today. Thanks to technology that enables Google, Facebook and others to gather information about us and use it to tailor the user experience to our own personal tastes, habits and income, the Internet has become a different place for the rich and for the poor. Most of us have become unwitting actors in an unfolding drama about the tale of two Internets. There is yours and mine, theirs and ours.


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Transforming Capitalism through Real Utopias Erik Olin Wright @ASA #Societal Structure

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Can we increase mobility by reducing inequality? - The Economist (blog)

Can we increase mobility by reducing inequality? - The Economist (blog) | Inequality | Scoop.it
Can we increase mobility by reducing inequality?
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Capitalism is a pyramid scheme (pdf)

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Atlantic Canada's story of inequality - rabble.ca (blog)

Atlantic Canada's story of inequality - rabble.ca (blog) | Inequality | Scoop.it
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Statistics Canada released new data this week on high income trends in Canada with nary a mention of the Atlantic Provinces.
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The Wail of the 1% -The Rage of the Privileged Class As It Loses Its Privileges -- New York Magazine

The Wail of the 1% -The Rage of the Privileged Class As It Loses Its Privileges -- New York Magazine | Inequality | Scoop.it
As the privileged class loses its privileges, a collective moan rises from the canyons of Wall Street.
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Chimpanzees successfully play the Ultimatum Game: Apes' sense of fairness confirmed

Chimpanzees successfully play the Ultimatum Game: Apes' sense of fairness confirmed | Inequality | Scoop.it
Researchers have shown that chimpanzees possess a sense of fairness that has previously been attributed as uniquely human.
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Yes, Money Does Buy Happiness: 6 Lessons from the Newest Research on Income and Well-Being

Yes, Money Does Buy Happiness: 6 Lessons from the Newest Research on Income and Well-Being | Inequality | Scoop.it
Absolute income matters absolutely
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Where are you on the global pay scale?

Where are you on the global pay scale? | Inequality | Scoop.it
Where are you on the global pay scale? Type in your salary and find out.
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Profit is the motor of capitalism. What would it be under socialism? (Socialisation of Finance)

Profit is the motor of capitalism. What would it be under socialism? (Socialisation of Finance) | Inequality | Scoop.it
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socialisation of finance key recommendation

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Are Foreigners Smarter Than US Workers?

Are Foreigners Smarter Than US Workers? | Inequality | Scoop.it
A study finds that H-1B visas don't necessarily go to "the best and brightest."
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What Would a Down-to-Earth Economy Look Like?

What Would a Down-to-Earth Economy Look Like? | Inequality | Scoop.it
How did we end up with Wall Street when models for a healthy economy are all around us?
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It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk #degreeinflation 3debt

It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk #degreeinflation 3debt | Inequality | Scoop.it
These days, Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh, a law firm in Atlanta, hires only people with a bachelor’s degree — no exceptions. And it is far from alone.
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The International Precariat - In These Times

The International Precariat - In These Times | Inequality | Scoop.it
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Peter Turchin – The history of inequality

Peter Turchin – The history of inequality | Inequality | Scoop.it
From the Roman Empire to our own Gilded Age, inequality moves in cycles.
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Report: Silicon Valley's Success Doesn't Include Blacks, Latinos

Report: Silicon Valley's Success Doesn't Include Blacks, Latinos | Inequality | Scoop.it
The data from this Silicon Valley jobs report shows that Silicon Valley's so-called meritocracy happens to benefit white and Asian people, while the black and Latino community suffers.
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Rising Inequality: Don't Blame the Robots - PBS NewsHour

Rising Inequality: Don't Blame the Robots - PBS NewsHour | Inequality | Scoop.it
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Paul Solman: Dean Baker thinks economic inequality is our fault. Baker, who co-founded the Center for Economic and Policy Research, has long been a voice on the moderate left.
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Why Smart Poor Students Don't Apply to Selective Colleges (And How to Fix It)

Why Smart Poor Students Don't Apply to Selective Colleges (And How to Fix It) | Inequality | Scoop.it
Our brightest poor students are overwhelmingly unlikely to apply to our best schools, and it's bad news -- for social mobility, for economic growth, and for income equality.
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Is There an Alternative for Capitalist Economics and Politics? Richard Wolff Says Yes

Is There an Alternative for Capitalist Economics and Politics? Richard Wolff Says Yes | Inequality | Scoop.it
Few are better equipped than economist Richard Wolff, professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, to address the massive failings and inequalities of capitalism. (Is There an #Alternative for #Capitalist Economics and Politics?
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Monkeys reject unequal pay : Abstract : Nature (pdf)

Nature is the international weekly journal of science: a magazine style journal that publishes full-length research papers in all disciplines of science, as well as News and Views, reviews, news, features, commentaries, web focuses and more,...
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Racism

What We Talk About When We Talk About Racism | Inequality | Scoop.it
Ever notice that when we talk about racism, those of us who are racial justice advocates are often really mostly talking about ourselves? We speak out to demons

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A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation Of The Inequality Among Mankind: Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (FREE)

A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation Of The Inequality Among Mankind: Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (finished A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation Of The Inequality Among Mankind
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