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The Real Class War. Since at least 2016, the divide between the “working class” and the “elite” has been considered a defining issue in American (and Western) politics.

The Real Class War

This divide has been defined in occupational terms (“blue collar” versus “information workers”), geographic terms (rural and exurban regions versus major urban cores), and meritocratic terms (non-college-educated versus those with elite credentials). Oc­casionally, it is given an explicitly moral connotation (“somewheres” versus “anywheres,” “deplorables” versus “cosmopolitans”). All of these glosses effectively track basic economic categories: those who are seen to have enjoyed success in recent decades and those who have been “left behind.” America’s Professional Elite: Wealthy, Successful and Miserable. Reporter Andy Ngo: The list of fake hate crimes is pretty long (Update) The devotion of the human dad separates us from other apes. What separates us from our fellow apes is a question that, rightly or wrongly, distracts anthropologists periodically.

The devotion of the human dad separates us from other apes

The Feminist Housewife: Can Women Have It All by Choosing to Stay Home? What to do?

The Feminist Housewife: Can Women Have It All by Choosing to Stay Home?

One solution is to deny the need for broader solutions or for any kind of sisterly help. It’s every woman for herself, and may the best one win. “I don’t, I think, have, sort of, the militant drive and, sort of, the chip on the shoulder that sometimes comes with that,” said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in an interview with PBS, in which she declined to label herself a “feminist.” “I think it’s too bad, but I do think that feminism has become in many ways a more negative word.” You’ve never heard of Karl Popper. But you need his ideas, especially in B.C. Why Vancouver desperately needs a new oil refinery. The ridiculous cost of housing and lack of affordability in Vancouver is a poorly kept secret.

Why Vancouver desperately needs a new oil refinery

But housing is also expensive in cities like London, New York, San Francisco and even Seattle. However, those cities have a distinct advantage - a strong economy, a highly-skilled labour force and an abundance of good paying jobs. Vancouver doesn't have a major industry. No banking sector, no auto assembly plants, no aerospace and very few large head offices. Although Vancouver has the labour force and intellectual capital, governments have shunned traditional industries such as mining, energy or manufacturing in favour of low paying jobs in tourism and the film industry.

The city desperately needs value-added work, more than anywhere else in Canada. The Gender Wage Gap Myth and 5 Other Feminist Fantasies. Much of what we hear about the plight of American women is false.

The Gender Wage Gap Myth and 5 Other Feminist Fantasies

Some faux facts have been repeated so often they are almost beyond the reach of critical analysis. Though they are baseless, these canards have become the foundation of Congressional debates, the inspiration for new legislation and the focus of college programs. American Express OPEN Forum. Winter-Blooming Shrubs: The Short List - Dave's Garden. (Editor's Note: This article was originally published on November 28, 2008.

Winter-Blooming Shrubs: The Short List - Dave's Garden

Your comments are welcome, but please be aware that authors of previously published articles may not be able to promptly respond to new questions or comments.) River Forecast Centre. Democracy Digest - Democracy Digest is the official publication of the National Endowment for Democracy, and offers news and analysis of worldwide democratic assistance. Politics, philosophy. Girl toys, boy toys, and parenting: The science of toy preferences. The science of toy preferences in children © 2009-2012 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Yes, there are "girl toys" and "boy toys.

Girl toys, boy toys, and parenting: The science of toy preferences

" But are gender-typical toys merely a matter of cultural training? Parents with sons and daughters often see differences in the way their kids play. And research confirms it: Boys usually spend more time in “rough and tumble" play. Are boys more physical because we encourage them? But that doesn’t mean behavior is entirely determined by social factors. Toy Gender differences. The Biggest Myths in Economics. This page contains a brief review of some of the bigger myths in the world of economics.

The Biggest Myths in Economics

Thanks and I hope you find it helpful. 1) The government “prints money”. The government really doesn’t “print money” in any meaningful sense. 40 charts that explain the world. “Keynesian” Myths and Misunderstandings. The War On Poverty Was Designed To Fail - Forbes. Pension Reform in Sweden: Lessons for American Policymakers. Sweden has a long tradition of social insurance.1 Indeed, it was the first nation to implement a mandatory government retirement system for all citizens.2 Nevertheless, Sweden is now one of the world's leaders in the global shift to private pension systems.

Pension Reform in Sweden: Lessons for American Policymakers

The Swedish pension program faced financial problems similar to the troubles plaguing the U.S. Social Security system, and the Swedes decided that partial privatization was the best solution. For Americans, the Swedish example shows that pension reform and privatization are sound solutions to a pressing problem. In Sweden, pension reform occurred because policymakers from both sides of the political spectrum realized that reform was the only way to ensure a safe and comfortable retirement income for today's workers. During the 1980s, Swedish lawmakers became increasingly aware that the country's National Basic Pension and National Supplementary Pension were not well adapted to meet future challenges.