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How PISA Rankings Could Make Or Break A Country’s Education System | Edudemic

How PISA Rankings Could Make Or Break A Country’s Education System | Edudemic | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
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南方周末 - 收入差距:已进入转折期

南方周末 - 收入差距:已进入转折期 | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
近日,中国发展研究基金会发布了《转折期的中国收入分配——中国收入分配相关政策的影响评估》报告。报告提出:当前中国已经进入收入分配转折期。...
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The Universe in a Nutshell: Michio Kaku on the Physics of Everything

The Universe in a Nutshell: Michio Kaku on the Physics of Everything | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
The history of physics is the history of modern civilization.
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Jaron Lanier talks about the failure of Web2.0 with Aleks Krotoski

Jaron Lanier, author of 'You Are Not A Gadget' and the coiner of the term 'Digital Maoism' talks about the impact of "social media" on wider society...
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The Shallows

An illustration and extension of Nicholas Carr's book, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains.
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In Praise of the Copycats

In Praise of the Copycats | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Far from killing creativity, imitation spurs innovation in industries like fashion, finance and football, write Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman. An essay adapted from The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation.
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What Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment

What Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
"We are living in an age when sleep is more comfortable than ever and yet more elusive." The Ancient Greeks believed that one fell asleep...
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Hong Kong’s Wealth Gap Widens Amid Aging Population, Inflation

Hong Kong’s wealth gap , the biggest in Asia, widened in the decade to 2011 as the city’s population aged and employers demanded more high-skilled workers.
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The Power of Networks

In this new RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex moder...
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全国小学和初中学生人数去年减少226万__鲜橙互动 南都网 南方都市报 新闻互动网站 南都数字报

依照教育部公布的统计数据,2011年我国小学和初中的在校生规模均在减少,其中小学在校生规模比上年减少14.34万,初中在校生规模比上年减少212.53万,总共减少了226.87万人。这是1998年以来义务教育阶段在校生规模的连续14年减少。...
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日本老人为何“退而不休”_蔡成平_新浪博

实际上,那些“退而不休”的老年人很多是出于交友或不希望被孤立,他们认为“活一天就要发光发热贡献一天”,一旦脱离工作,不但不利于健康,更重要的是意味着自己脱离了社会。”_蔡成平_新浪博客,蔡成平,...

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2012年中国公司薪酬增长达9.44% | 中文互联网数据研究资讯中心-199IT

2012年中国公司薪酬增长达9.44% | 中文互联网数据研究资讯中心-199IT | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it

2012年中国市场的薪酬增长达到9.44%,略高于去年的实际平均薪酬增长水平。若不考虑物价因素的影响,2012年中国雇员的实际薪酬增长率将达到6.24%,为四年来最高增长。...

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Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds

Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it

Lower-wage occupations constituted 21 percent of recession losses, but 58 percent of recovery growth

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Expertise, Redefined | DMLcentral

Expertise, Redefined | DMLcentral | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it

What makes an “expert”? What makes for “expert knowledge” in the digital age?  . . . 

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The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You

The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Is the Internet actually narrowing your world?
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Why Too Much Data Disables Your Decision Making

Why Too Much Data Disables Your Decision Making | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Quick, think back to a major decision. You know, the kind that compelled you to read everything on a topic and lead you to spend hours devouring every last scrap of data. How'd that work out for you?
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The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER...

Beginning scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom explaining why America's Not the Greatest Country Any Longer... 

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The impending fall of the Western middle-class (part I)

The impending fall of the Western middle-class (part I) | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Middle-class people in rich Western countries like to tell a story about globalization, which goes something like this. Globalization means that some menial jobs are off-shored or outsourced, but n...
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Scary School Nightmare

Every night Pinky tries to get some sleep, only to be kept awake by a bizarre school building slideshow. Words by Ivan Illich, author of Deschooling Society....
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Network Theories of Power - Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells has written a lot about the network society. According to Castells there are four different forms of power under these soc...

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David Harvey- The Crises of Capitalism

Radical sociologist David Harvey asks: is it time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that reall...
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