Tag Archives: Economics

How poverty changes your mind-set – ScienceBlog.com

The proportion of the global population living on less than $1.90 per person per day has fallen—from 18 percent in 2008 to 11 percent in 2013, according to the World Bank. In the United States, however, the poverty rate has … Continue reading

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What Does Sustainable, Fair Trade Coffee Mean? — Discover

Shannon O’Donnell at A Little Adrift explores what “sustainably produced” really means: “I will spend more to ensure that the root communities behind our goods are treated with respect. Stemming from my physical journey to understand coffee came a new … Continue reading

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RSA – Simon Sinek – Intensity vs Consistency

Animation is the process of making small, repetitive, consistent actions, over and over, until you suddenly find you have created something you are proud of. Simon Sinek’s wonderful talk for The RSA is about applying that positive attitude to work … Continue reading

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What if we were free to work? | Olivier Schneller | TEDxBSEL

To Olivier, today’s common perception of work as a burden we must bear to finance our living is one of the biggest misconceptions of our time. Looking at the past and present of work life, he illustrates why he strongly … Continue reading

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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining – BBC News

The previously-protected area is bigger than Denmark and is thought to be rich in gold. Source: Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining – BBC News

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How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m rail bridge – The i newspaper online iNews

It began with a series of simple, hand-drawn sketches on a piece of A4 paper and became an £85m rail bridge. These rough pencil drawings were an architect’ Source: How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m … Continue reading

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Brazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity plan – BBC News

The Brazilian Senate freezes public spending for the next 20 years, prompting angry protests. Source: Brazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity plan – BBC News

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Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics — Quartz

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings … Continue reading

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Detroit Is Designing a City With Space for Everyone, Including Goats – Next City

A comprehensive approach to urban agriculture is rolling out in Motor City. Source: Detroit Is Designing a City With Space for Everyone, Including Goats – Next City

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Confronting the “Pull yourself up by the bootstraps” myth

Before worrying about whether people are pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, let’s make sure everyone has boots. A pervasive myth at the core of our society is the idea of “pulling yourself up by the bootstraps,” the idea that … Continue reading

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