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Obama focuses agenda on relieving economic inequality

Obama focuses agenda on relieving economic inequality | McG Geography | Scoop.it
The president called for higher wages, early childhood education among other efforts.
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The President delivered a speech on Wedneday laying out an agenda to reduce inequality in the United States. He delivered the speech in a low-income section of Washington, DC. His agenda included raising the minimum wage, increasing early childhood education, and boosting the economy. 

 

As the Washington Post commented, "the president offered little sense of how he might achieve his long-sought economic goals. Instead, the speech — coming at the end of a difficult and politically damaging year — was designed to help define a populist argument that he and other Democrats can carry into upcoming legislative battles and into next year’s midterm elections."


How does this presidential action help you understand the role and responsibilities of the modern American president? 

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Number of lobbyists taking jobs in Congress plummets

Number of lobbyists taking jobs in Congress plummets | McG Geography | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON—The ranks leaving K Street—Washington's informal term for the lobbying community—to work for Congress is at a ten-year low.
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A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark : NPR

A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark : NPR | McG Geography | Scoop.it
If you are up in space looking down on America west of the Mississippi, one of the brightest patches of light at night is on the Great Plains in North Dakota. It's not a city, not a town, not a military installation.
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‘Amish Mafia,’ a real exercise in pop culture exploitation

‘Amish Mafia,’ a real exercise in pop culture exploitation | McG Geography | Scoop.it
COLUMN | If ever a network could be accused of turning religion into a freak show, “Amish Mafia” it is.
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Who's Responsibile for Worker Safety Abroad? - Room for Debate

Who's Responsibile for Worker Safety Abroad? - Room for Debate | McG Geography | Scoop.it
Where does the responsibility lie when it comes to improving safety standards in factories that produce affordable clothing, and what can be done about it?
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Sao Paulo - challenges of rapid urbanisation

A photoessay outlining some of the challenges of rapid urbanisation in Sao Paulo. For AS Geography classes.
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Global Economic Winners: African Economy Booms – T. Rowe Price

Global Economic Winners: African Economy Booms – T. Rowe Price | McG Geography | Scoop.it
The African economy is booming. Here’s a look at five African countries that represent some of the brightest spots in global economic growth.
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A Battle For The Stolen Childhoods Of Kenyan Girls : NPR

A Battle For The Stolen Childhoods Of Kenyan Girls : NPR | McG Geography | Scoop.it
Early marriages and the sex tourism trade are grave threats to girls growing up on Kenya's Swahili Coast. Families often sell their daughters into marriage; others push them into prostitution.
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A Vacant Lot in Phoenix Offers Refugees a Taste of Home

A Vacant Lot in Phoenix Offers Refugees a Taste of Home | McG Geography | Scoop.it
A plan to revitalize a vacant lot in Phoenix has offered refugees a place to grow their own produce.
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Amazon.com: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (9781400067558): Katherine Boo: Books

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The Rise of Megacities

The Rise of Megacities | McG Geography | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.

 

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 

 

Tags: urban, megacities.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:28 PM

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 


Download the data yourself as a CSV file and your can import this into ArcGIS online and symbolize your map with any of the columns in the dataset.  


Tags: urban, megacities.


Peter Steffan's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:00 PM

Very cool!

Tori Denney's curator insight, May 27, 2015 3:36 PM

World cities and megacities - Presently , the mega cities of the world have to have a population of at least 10,000. Many cities are very near the minimum to be considered a mega city, but are not quite there. By 2025, the developing world, as we understand it now, is estimated to be home to 29 megacities.

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Education Secretary Loses Some Of His Luster

Education Secretary Loses Some Of His Luster | McG Geography | Scoop.it
Arne Duncan was once lauded as President Obama's best Cabinet pick.
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Geo-Literacy

Geo-Literacy | McG Geography | Scoop.it
The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance seeks to promote geo-literacy here in the Ocean State.  So what is geo-literacy? The National Geographic Society's Educational team have put together t...
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Could Reviving Earmarks Get Congress Moving Again? : NPR

Could Reviving Earmarks Get Congress Moving Again? : NPR | McG Geography | Scoop.it
The so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" came to symbolize all that's wrong with earmarks in Congress.
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Businessman Trying to Revive Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem

Businessman Trying to Revive Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem | McG Geography | Scoop.it
Efforts to revive Minton’s Playhouse have sputtered over the years, but Richard D. Parsons, a former business executive, is hoping to reopen the venue in its original location this year.
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The World In 2030: Asia Rises, The West Declines : NPR

The World In 2030: Asia Rises, The West Declines : NPR | McG Geography | Scoop.it
The planet may also be racked by wars over food and water; and individuals, equipped with new lethal and disruptive technologies, will be capable of causing widespread harm.
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The Architecture Issue - Remaking Paris for the 21st Century - NYTimes.com

The Architecture Issue - Remaking Paris for the 21st Century - NYTimes.com | McG Geography | Scoop.it
President Nicolas Sarkozy of France has called for a post-Kyoto urban plan that re-envisions the old city. Is this the 21st-century metropolis?
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Beaches Belong to the Public

Beaches Belong to the Public | McG Geography | Scoop.it
Reaffirming the public’s right to the beach could be the first step in a more just and sustainable coastal environmental policy.
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Debt Reckoning: The Fiscal Deadline in Washington

Debt Reckoning: The Fiscal Deadline in Washington | McG Geography | Scoop.it
The New York Times will be following the talks between President Obama and Congressional leaders on the so-called fiscal cliff.
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U.S. birthrate plummets to its lowest level since 1920

U.S. birthrate plummets to its lowest level since 1920 | McG Geography | Scoop.it
The decline is being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, a new Pew study finds.
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