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Premature deindustrialization: the new threat to global economic development | The new new economy

Premature deindustrialization: the new threat to global economic development | The new new economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How high-tech manufacturing could make it hard for poor countries to get rich.
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Licensed Larceny
Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the global South

"Inequality is not just a problem of poverty and the poor: it is as much a problem of wealth and the rich. Licensed larceny is a proxy for how effectively elites have constructed institutions that extract value from the rest of society.
The provision of public services is one area which is increasingly being reconfigured to extract wealth upward to the 1%, notably through so-called Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).
The push for PPPs is not about building infrastructure for the benefit of society but about constructing new subsidies that benefit the already wealthy. It is less about financing development than developing finance.
Understanding and exposing these processes is essential if inequality is to be challenged. But equally important is the need for critical reflection on how the wealthy are getting away with it. What does the wealth gap suggest about the need for new forms of organizing by those who would resist elite power?"

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Inequality is bad for everyone – even the rich – and here's the Morgan Stanley report to prove it

Inequality is bad for everyone – even the rich – and here's the Morgan Stanley report to prove it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Yes, inequality is getting worse. Yes, i
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We challenge the next Mayor to take action on inequality. Support our campaign by signing our petition below

We challenge the next Mayor to take action on inequality. Support our campaign by signing our petition below | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We challenge the next Mayor to take action on inequality. Support our campaign by signing our petition on the My Fair London web site
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How Swedes and Norwegians broke the power of the ‘1 percent’ - Waging Nonviolence

How Swedes and Norwegians broke the power of the ‘1 percent’ - Waging Nonviolence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While many of us are working to ensure that the Occupy movement will have a lasting impact, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of democracy and economic justice. Sweden and Norway, for example, both experienced a major power shift in the 1930s after …
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The Panama Papers prove it: America can afford a universal basic income | Colin Holtz

The Panama Papers prove it: America can afford a universal basic income | Colin Holtz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If the super-rich actually paid what they owe in taxes, the US would have loads more money available for public services
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Inequalities

Inequalities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sarah Perry is a contributing editor of Ribbonfarm. In Minimum Viable Superorganism, Kevin Simler posits a minimal structure by which an institution made up of self-interested participants can achi…
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In Exchange For Cutting Benefits, This Bankrupt Coal Company Agreed To Pay Executives Millions

In Exchange For Cutting Benefits, This Bankrupt Coal Company Agreed To Pay Executives Millions | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Alpha Natural Resources is one of the four largest coal companies in the U.S. and filed for bankruptcy last year.
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The Right Kind of Class Warfare: Workers vs. Looters

The Right Kind of Class Warfare: Workers vs. Looters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over the years, I've latched on to several images that do a very good job of capturing the essence of an issue. Here are some of my favorites. The philoso-raptor explaining supply-side economics. The apple tree and the downside of double taxation. In the same vein, the double taxation flowchart. America's sprawling and Byzantine welfare…
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Kuznets Waves of Inequality

Kuznets Waves of Inequality | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Earlier this month I gave a talk at an international conference in Vienna, Austria, The Haves and the Have Nots: Exploring the Global History of Wealth and Income Inequality. The keynote lecture wa…
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A 26-year-old MIT graduate is turning heads over his theory that income inequality is actually… — The Ferenstein Wire — Medium

A 26-year-old MIT graduate is turning heads over his theory that income inequality is actually... - The Ferenstein Wire - Medium
Wealthy tech founders and the automation of middle-class jobs are often blamed for increasingly concentrations of wealth in the 1%. But, a…
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Article: Share like a Sherpa: Class Inequality in the "Sharing" Economy

Article: Share like a Sherpa: Class Inequality in the "Sharing" Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The "sharing economy" evokes an image of free, socially-minded exchange among friends and equals. Yet, it is increasingly clear that much of what goes by this name today is dependent on, and exacerbates, social inequality. In truth, the sharing economy is divided into two classes: Sherpas and Sahibs.
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Rising Inequality: Janet Yellen Tells It Like It Is - The New Yorker

Rising Inequality: Janet Yellen Tells It Like It Is - The New Yorker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Yellen’s speech on Friday was surely the first time a Fed chief has pointed out that rising inequality threatens America’s sense of itself.
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Lines Dividing Rich And Poor Photographed With Drones

Lines Dividing Rich And Poor Photographed With Drones | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Photographer Johnny Miller used a drone to give us a bird's eye view on the lines of inequality so clearly drawn in the Republic of South Africa.
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The Global Architecture of Wealth Extraction — Medium

The Global Architecture of Wealth Extraction — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wealth inequality has reached truly epic proportions — with 62 individuals amassing the same aggregate wealth as 3.7 billion. Most of us…
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The Schumpeter Hotel: Income Inequality And Social Mobility

The Schumpeter Hotel: Income Inequality And Social Mobility | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For a long time high inequality in the US has been seen as a consequence of higher social mobility. But is there any truth behind this?
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Smash the mafia elite: we should treat offshore wealth as terrorist finance | Paul Mason

Smash the mafia elite: we should treat offshore wealth as terrorist finance | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Historical societies withered because the rich did not pay their taxes – we must not let the Panama Papers revelations pass without taking action
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The problem for poor, white kids is that a part of their culture has been destroyed | Paul Mason

The problem for poor, white kids is that a part of their culture has been destroyed | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Thatcherism didn’t just crush the unions, it crushed a story – as the report that says working-class white children go backwards at school proves
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Revealed: the 30-year economic betrayal dragging down Generation Y’s income

Revealed: the 30-year economic betrayal dragging down Generation Y’s income | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Exclusive new data shows how debt, unemployment and property prices have combined to stop millennials taking their share of western wealth
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San Francisco tech worker: 'I don't want to see homeless riff-raff'

San Francisco tech worker: 'I don't want to see homeless riff-raff' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In an open letter to the city’s mayor Ed Lee, entrepreneur Justin Keller said he is ‘outraged’ that wealthy workers have to see people in pain and despair
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WPC Book 1 is almost here. Get a sneak preview now!

WPC Book 1 is almost here. Get a sneak preview now! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wicked Problems Collaborative Book 1: “What do we do about inequality?” will be published soon. You can get a sneak preview now by signing up for our weekly newsletter using the form below.
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Op-Ed: Show Me The Money: Wage Stagnation Creates The Illusion of a Skills Gap | Dr. Zachary Stein

Op-Ed: Show Me The Money: Wage Stagnation Creates The Illusion of a Skills Gap | Dr. Zachary Stein | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With Hans Despain. To the Boston Globe. Show me the money: wage stagnation creates the illusion of a skills gap In recent years there has been a growing concern regarding the workplace skills of American college graduates. Numerous reports have complained that employers are having a difficult time finding graduates with the right skills. The …
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