China's big push for its global trade narrative Image copyright Youtube/Chinadaily China's President Xi Jinping intends to tell you a story. But first he's going to try it out on the world's political leaders. Not those of the United States, Japan, India or much of the European Union. They've declined the invitation. Spain's 'Robin Hood Restaurant' Charges The Rich And Feeds The Poor Volunteers serve free dinner to homeless people at Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images Volunteers serve free dinner to homeless people at Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid. On a frigid winter night, a man wearing two coats shuffles into a brightly lit brick restaurant in downtown Madrid.
*****Shifting Incomes for Young People 1966-2016 Millennials’ income and baby boomers’ income. The story goes like so: The Millennial generation makes less now than the baby boomers did back when they were the same age as the Millennials, based on median personal income. I keep seeing the comparison pop up, but median says so little about the earnings of both generations. The Netherlands Sets Up Abortion Fund in Challenge to Trump Policy The Dutch government is already making steps to fill the gap that will be left by US President Donald Trump’s “Global Gag Rule,” a federal ban on all funding to international health organizations that administer or discuss abortion. In response, the Netherlands’ development minister Lilianne Ploumen has announced a plan for a new international fund to finance access to birth control and abortion. “Banning abortion doesn’t lead to fewer abortions,” she said in a statement. “It leads to more irresponsible backstreet practices and a higher death rate among mothers.” “We need to compensate for this financial blow as much as possible, with a broad-based fund which governments, businesses and civil society organizations can donate to — so that women can remain in control of their own bodies.”
The average millennial worker makes less than the average baby boomer did in 1975 Demonstrators gather in front of a McDonald's to call for a minimum-wage increase in Chicago on April 15, 2015. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) The United States has enjoyed extraordinary economic progress over the past four decades, but average incomes for today's young workers are lower than they were in 1975. Over the past four decades, young American workers saw their average incomes decline by 5.5 percent after adjusting for inflation, according to new figures published Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1975, workers aged 25 to 34 had a median personal income of $37,000 in modern dollar terms.
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Worried about AI taking your job? It's already happening in Japan In a national culture newly aware of micro-aggressions and offensive speech, what you say can easily strike the wrong tone. One increasingly common solution among US book publishers: Hire someone to be offended for you. “Sensitivity readers,” starting at a small fee of $250 a manuscript, read unpublished works and ask, “Would my community find this disrespectful? Does this sound authentic?” In January 2015, children’s book author Emily Jenkins and illustrator Sophie Blackall published A Fine Dessert, a picture book depicting four generations of American families making blackberry fool. The book included two slaves hiding in a cupboard, smiling and licking up dessert. Mr. President, We Don’t Support Your Policy on Refugees Dear President Trump, Around the world, 8 million Global Citizens are proudly citizens of both their nations and the whole world. Four million of us are in the United States of America, and today, we want to convey our deep disappointment and disagreement in your Executive Order on “extreme vetting of refugees." As Global Citizens, we know that opposing viewpoints are a vital part of any robust political discussion.
From smugglers to supermarkets: the 'informal economy' touches us all As I talk to him, Ahmed pulls his chair into his store to escape the hot Tunisian sun. He is a retired teacher – the years of screaming children can be counted in the rings framing his eyes. Behind him is his merchandise. To make up for a small pension, Ahmed is selling kitchenware in a market near the Libyan border, over four hundred tiny concrete garages surround him, goods piled high: clothes, bags, microwaves. It looks like any other market, but note an invisible detail: everything sold here is illegal. Every good in this market has been smuggled into Tunisia.