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'Crack baby' study ends with unexpected but clear result

'Crack baby' study ends with unexpected but clear result | Inequality | Scoop.it
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking...
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One British household in 10 has £1m assets

One British household in 10 has £1m assets | Inequality | Scoop.it
UK now has around 2.5m millionaire households, boosted by pensions and house prices, according to new book
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Racial inequalities persist after 125 years of the abolition of slavery

Racial inequalities persist after 125 years of the abolition of slavery | Inequality | Scoop.it
by Naira Sodré and Max Milliano Melo Yesterday, May 13, we remembered the date of the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888. But 125 years after the abolition of slavery, Brazil is still far from ...
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Bye, Bye American Dream! U.S. Economic Inequality Is Permanent, Study Finds

Bye, Bye American Dream! U.S. Economic Inequality Is Permanent, Study Finds | Inequality | Scoop.it
Analysis of two decades of income tax trends also find the rich consume more.
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diane gusa's curator insight, August 22, 2013 10:52 PM

However, maybe the new American dream will be less about consuming and more about community. We can only wish'

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Reorganized, delayered and downsized - goodbye trust.

Reorganized, delayered and downsized - goodbye trust. | Inequality | Scoop.it
So who has not faced one of those moments when it is announced that there is a reorganization about to take place. It often has the habit of freezing what you are doing; you begin to put things on ...
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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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go read this: important

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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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College Graduates Fare Well in Jobs Market, Even Through Recession

College Graduates Fare Well in Jobs Market, Even Through Recession | Inequality | Scoop.it
College graduates are the only group that has more people employed today than when the recession started.
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Why American Colleges Are Becoming a Force for Inequality

Why American Colleges Are Becoming a Force for Inequality | Inequality | Scoop.it
Higher education should be closing the gap between the rich and the poor. But college economics are driving them further apart
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Managed expectations in the post-employment economy #youth #inequality

Managed expectations in the post-employment economy #youth #inequality | Inequality | Scoop.it
In a post-employment economy, many are working simply to earn the prospect of making money.
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What Bill Gates Got Wrong About Why Nations Fail - By Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

What Bill Gates Got Wrong About Why Nations Fail - By Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson | Inequality | Scoop.it
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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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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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