Category Archives: Inequality

The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children’s brains?

Low-income children performed moderately to significantly worse than their middle-class peers https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jul/13/neuroscience-inequality-does-poverty-show-up-in-childrens-brains

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Australia’s Shame

Aboriginal deaths in custody remain unacceptably high 30 years after Royal Commission. Aboriginal imprisonment rate remains way above the national rate.  Australian hip hop artist Briggs, fronting A.B.Originals, released this clip today venting his frustration.  Hopefully the song and clip … Continue reading

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Anzac Day: Indigenous soldiers thought ‘when we got back we’d be treated differently’.

Australia’s continued lack of acknowledgment of indigenous soldiers.  http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-25/anzac-day-indigenous-soldiers-shunned-by-society/8468364

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Telling children ‘hard work gets you to the top’ is simply a lie

Perversely, class and accents remain an overwhelmingly important way of judging intelligence. In France or Germany, for example, your accent rarely matters. Your vocabulary and conjugation will give much more away, but never your accent… I don’t see this mindset shifting, so my advice to youngsters has remained: you need to adapt yourself. You need to find the right way to speak to different people, at different times in different contexts. Continue reading

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Transforming a war-torn Colombia

“Colombia’s spirit, once buried by war, has risen again. In the last 10 years, international investment is up over 100 percent. Tourism 240 percent. Not long ago, it was too dangerous to go out at night, now clubs in Bogotá are bursting with locals and foreigners. ” Continue reading

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Saudi Woman Who Went To Breakfast Without Wearing Hijab Faces Calls For Her Execution

One man even called the state to “kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs”. Continue reading

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Fund manager looks into reforming executive pay.

“… a third of investors opposed a £70m pay deal handed to its chief executive, Sir Martin Sorrell.” Continue reading

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The Double Standard in US Politics

“Imagine if she had later been quoted by a member of her staff as saying “laziness is a trait in blacks” and had retweeted white supremacists, including one honoring the American Nazi Party.” Continue reading

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Indian Government Push Rural Women to Work in Cities

“incredibly, garments worn in the West are still made by humans — nearly all of them women, working exhausting hours, with few legal protections and little chance of advancement, for some of the lowest wages in the global supply chain.” Continue reading

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Dan Ariely: How equal do we want the world to be? 

“What happens when people expect something from their physiology? For example, we sold people pain medications. Some people, we told them the medications were expensive. Some people, we told them it was cheap. And the expensive pain medication worked better.” Continue reading

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