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Where Is the Inequality Problem?

Where Is the Inequality Problem? | GEO130 |
Though Thomas Piketty is right that returns to capital in rich countries have increased in the last few decades, he is too dismissive of the wide-ranging debate among economists concerning the causes. More important, when it comes to reducing inequality between rich and poor countries, capitalism has had an impressive three decades.

Via Fidan Aliyeva
Brittany Renee McKnight's insight:

Are we more or less equal now? Depends on your worldview.

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Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States | GEO130 |

"Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century."

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:58 PM

This old atlas provides new functionality due to technology! Maps have been georectified, many are animated allowing you to see a progression over time, many are clickable providing access to data such as population demographics or crop production, and much more. Have fun exploring.

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Political Advocacy for Geo-Education

Political Advocacy for Geo-Education | GEO130 |

Next week, a delegations from every state alliance will go to Washington D.C. to advocate for geography education and I will represent Rhode Island. On February 26th I will personally meet with Senators Whitehouse and Reed, Congressmen Cicilline and Langevin. I those meetings I will encourage them to become sponsors of the Teaching Geography is Fundamental bill. I would like to encourage you to consider voicing your support for geography education with you representatives. Did you know that Geography is the ONLY required subject that does not receive any dedicated federal funding under No Child Left Behind?

Via Seth Dixon
Brittany Renee McKnight's insight:

This is sad. 

Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 21, 2014 2:21 PM

If you are a member of your state geographic alliance (and if not, join!) you can help our cause immensely by letting members of Congress know that there is support for geography education and the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act..  It helps tremendously if they already have heard from constituents about the importance of geography education BEFORE our Feb 26th meetings.   I urge you to join me in a chorus of support for action by Congress. You don’t have to go to DC to help.

You can go to and send pre-written letters directly to your Senators and Representative...please join me in this effort to strengthen geography education in the United States. 

Denise McKinney Ethun's curator insight, February 22, 2014 4:12 PM

As a Social Science teacher and Librarian I urge you to support Geography in our school curriculum.

ewarta geo's curator insight, July 9, 2014 9:41 AM

Interesting to see the huge difference in funding for arts vs. geography. I applaud Prof. Dixon for advocating and fighting for what he is passionate about. Hopefully this gains popularity and he can get support from these political officials.