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The peril of hipster economics

The peril of hipster economics | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
When urban decay becomes a set piece to be remodelled or romanticised.
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The Brotherhood Will Be Back

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"Conservative Islamic voters are just like any others: They want their governments to represent their values."

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In Kenya, Running With Chinese Characteristics

In Kenya, Running With Chinese Characteristics | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
China’s top runners are training under an Italian coach in a small Kenyan town that has produced some of the best marathoners in history.
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World Cup 2014: inside Rio's Bond-villain mission control

World Cup 2014: inside Rio's Bond-villain mission control | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
Christopher Frey: Mudslides, protests, strikes … Rio is an unruly city. The mayor has built the world’s most ambitious urban command centre in an effort to impose order – but can you really run it all from a single room?
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The Origins of 'Privilege'

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The concept of privilege came into its own in the eighties, when the women’s-studies scholar Peggy McIntosh started writing about it.
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How Thomas Piketty and Elizabeth Warren demolished the conventional wisdom on debt

How Thomas Piketty and Elizabeth Warren demolished the conventional wisdom on debt | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
Those who fall into debt are shamed for spending irresponsibly. But the truth of the matter is much more alarming
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Poverty Is Not a State of Mind

Poverty Is Not a State of Mind | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
There is a poisonous view among some conservatives that the poor are deficient in character, not cash.
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The Overwhelming Persistence of Neighborhood Poverty

The Overwhelming Persistence of Neighborhood Poverty | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
For all the debate, gentrification is far from the norm.
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Where heroin hit the suburbs

Where heroin hit the suburbs | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
Instead of prompting hysteria, suddenly the drug provokes a more sympathetic response.
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"Drug users and their families aren’t vilified; there is no panicked call for police enforcement. Instead, and appropriately, there is a call for treatment and rehabilitation. Parents of drug addicts express love for their children, and everyone agrees they need support to get clean."

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Crystal meth: 'Walk a little way in any direction and buy it for a trifle'

When it comes to drugs, Iranians traditionally turned to opium and heroin. But a younger generation needed to turn up the dial
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Gender Inequality at Tech Companies

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This visualization of the disparity in male and female engineers employed at roughly one-hundred fifty tech companies is unsurprising but astonishing nevertheless.

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Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis

Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
The economic catastrophe of 2008 was the largest of its kind since the Depression. Who’s taking the fall?
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CNN in Nigeria bringing back our girls and the law of unimagined consequences

CNN in Nigeria bringing back our girls and the law of unimagined consequences | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
  This is going to sound like heresy, the cold steel of a knife cutting through the warm flesh of idealism but as the days wear on I am seeing too many signs pointing in the wrong direction down  routes with no discernable compass or maps to define a ...
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Bringing the Nigerian Schoolgirls Into View

Bringing the Nigerian Schoolgirls Into View | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
The plight of the kidnapped girls has eclipsed a basic question: Who are these young women? A photographer discovered clues in their belongings.
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My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment

My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment | What I'm reading | Scoop.it

What happens when you leave cleanliness up to your microbiome?

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Are creative people the key to city regeneration? - FT.com

Are creative people the key to city regeneration? - FT.com | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
The idea that the creative quarter is the key to the regeneration of any city has become so entrenched that it has become almost a cliché. The orthodoxy is that it is the cultural pioneers who are best able to turn around decaying districts and
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Boko Haram isn’t just about education

Boko Haram isn’t just about education | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
An anti-corruption stance has helped the group gain followers.
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Thomas Piketty and the End of Our Peaceful Coexistence With Inequality

Thomas Piketty and the End of Our Peaceful Coexistence With Inequality | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
Economic disparities aren't new. But from Piketty to the pope, talking about them is.
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Women and the ‘I Don’t Know’ Problem

Women and the ‘I Don’t Know’ Problem | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
Studies show that women hold themselves to a higher level of certainty before they offer an opinion. That can affect polling results.
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Visual: Treat violence like it’s a contagious disease | ideas.ted.com

Visual: Treat violence like it’s a contagious disease | ideas.ted.com | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
Physician Gary Slutkin noted that the spread of gun violence followed the patterns of infectious diseases. Strange, but true.
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The Cycle Of Poverty Is Psychological, Not Just Financial

The Cycle Of Poverty Is Psychological, Not Just Financial | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
Being poor makes you stressed, which prevents you from thinking long term.
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How Student Debt May Be Stunting the Economy

How Student Debt May Be Stunting the Economy | What I'm reading | Scoop.it
Evidence is mounting that rising levels of student loan debt are restraining the ability of young adults to buy homes and enter the “grown-up” economy.
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Notorious PhD - YouTube

A funky-fresh Fordham University professor is rapping about rent in an effort to save the Bronx from gentrification.

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Assassination in Africa: Inside the plots to kill Rwanda’s dissidents

Assassination in Africa: Inside the plots to kill Rwanda’s dissidents | What I'm reading | Scoop.it

Much of the world regards President Paul Kagame as a hero. But 20 years after he helped to stop his country’s brutal genocide, there are mounting allegations that he is silencing dissenters with violence.

A months-long, international inquiry by The Globe’s Geoffrey York and contributor Judi Rever has uncovered explosive testimonies from those who say they were recruited for assassinations – including an alleged recording of one job offer

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