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Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew

Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew
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The Feminization of Poverty "Poverty is the worst form of violence." –Mahatma Gandhi What is the "feminization" of poverty? The feminization of poverty is the phenomenon in which women experience poverty at rates that are disproportionately high in comparison to men. Though in industrialized nations a great emphasis is placed on women shattering the glass ceiling and climbing the corporate ladder (and rightly so), the most unquestionably pressing and widespread socioeconomic issue faced by women around the world is poverty--and often extreme poverty at that.

Philadelphia releases strategic transportation plan Dive Brief: Philadelphia has released its first strategic transportation plan, Connect, which will guide transportation priorities and investments over the next seven years. The plan aims to provide residents a safe, affordable, accessible and reliable transportation system.The plan outlines a number of goals and actions, including revamping bus service, expanding bike-share, addressing traffic congestion, creating neighborhood slow zones, ensuring a walkable city and managing parking and curbside space.An underlying theme throughout the plan is fostering equity and making sure that people in all neighborhoods experience benefits from the transportation system and the access to opportunities that it provides.

Massey Energy’s Negligence Led to Mine Blast, Study Finds The report, released on Thursday by an independent team appointed by former Gov. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and led by J. Davitt McAteer, a former federal mine safety chief, echoed preliminary findings by federal officials that the blast could have been prevented if Massey had observed minimal safety standards. But it was more pointed in naming Massey as the culprit, using blunt language to describe what it said was a pattern of negligence that ultimately led to the deaths of 29 miners on April 5, 2010, in the worst American mining disaster in 40 years. “The story of Upper Big Branch is a cautionary tale of hubris,” the report concluded. “A company that was a towering presence in the Appalachian coal fields operated its mines in a profoundly reckless manner, and 29 coal miners paid with their lives for the corporate risk taking.”

Carstarphen's views on investing public dollars Plans to build a new Atlanta school and community health center using public and private dollars received a $3.5 million boost from corporate donors. The project in northwest Atlanta has been hailed by the Atlanta Public Schools superintendent as an example of the kind of development that should attract public investment as a tool to spark neighborhood revitalization. APS is spending $18.5 million to build a new Woodson Park Academy at the site of the former Woodson Elementary School on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.

White Collar Crime Prosecutions for March 2014 White Collar Crime Prosecutions for March 2014Table 1. Criminal White Collar Crime Prosecutions The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during March 2014 the government reported 565 new white collar crime prosecutions. According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number is down 6.9 percent over the previous month. The comparisons of the number of defendants charged with white collar crime-related offenses are based on case-by-case information obtained by TRAC under the Freedom of Information Act from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (see Table 1). When monthly 2014 prosecutions of this type are compared with those of the same period in the previous year, the number of filings was down (-6.9%). Prosecutions over the past year are still much lower than they were five years ago.

Dallas, we have a duty to kids and to ourselves to fund good education  However, there is a major roadblock. DISD needs more funds to continue the investments and improvements. While I could whine all day about Texas school finance issues, including the problem with "recapture" or "Robin Hood," I am not confident that our Texas Legislature will resolve those funding issues in the near future. But we need to understand that the needs are immediate.

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children. White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way. Black boys raised at the top, however, are more likely to become poor than to stay wealthy in their own adult households. Most white boys raised in wealthy families will stay rich or upper middle class as adults, but black boys raised in similarly rich households will not. …and see where they end up as adults:

Power crime Introduction Despite making strides in scrutinizing crimes committed by economically and politically powerful actors, organizations, and even states, the field of criminology remains disproportionately preoccupied with socially vulnerable offenders involved in street crime. This observation is more than just a vague impression. The EU’s patchwork social pillar on work-life balance EU leaders launched the Social Pillar in Gothenburg in November 2017, as part of the Juncker Commission’s plan to show that the EU is more than just a watchdog over national fiscal policies. So the decision by the Austrian EU Council presidency to cancel the planned meeting of the Employment, Social Policy Council (EPSCO) on 11 October was seen by many as a setback. The meeting was due to discuss progress on the European Pillar of Social Rights, and in particular the establishment of a European Labour Authority. “Urgent implementation is not an ‘optional extra’ but a priority of fundamental importance,” said Luca Visentini, secretary general of ETUC, European Trade Union Confederation. “The Social Pillar includes badly needed measures to improve the lives of workers in Europe: tackling precarious and insecure work, fostering a better work-life balance and guaranteeing stronger social protection,” he added.

Search a database of the Power Elite Welcome to the Power Elite portal on Included here is a database of the "Power Elite" in the U.S. as of 2011-2012, defined as the intersection of the boards of directors of the corporate community, the extremely wealthy and well-connected, and the boards and trustees of the policy-planning network. Note that this definition does not include politicans; you will not find any current or former presidents in the database. More than three million Australians living in poverty, Acoss report reveals Poverty has become a consistent feature of Australian life, with millions still living below the breadline despite 27 years of uninterrupted economic growth, the Australian Council of Social Service says. A vital circuit-breaker is needed, including a complete overhaul of Australia’s employment services, a commitment to “full employment” and a guarantee of at least two days a week of early childhood care – highly subsidised for people on low incomes – and education for every child. A new report, Poverty in Australia 2018, has been released to coincide with Anti-Poverty Week. It shows there are just over three million people (13.2%) living below the relative poverty line, including 739,000 children (17.3% of children). The relative poverty line is considered to be 50% of median household disposable income.

Who Rules America? Power, Politics, & Social Change by G. William Domhoff Welcome to, a site about how power is distributed and wielded in the United States. You can't age well when you're living in poverty Physical preparation, including in middle age, is now well and truly associated with ageing well. There is an abundance of evidence to suggest that tackling obesity, improving diet, increasing physical activity and so on will pay dividends as we age, staving off chronic disease and offering better protection against other conditions. What we have been much less alert to is the very real risk that poverty poses for significant numbers of older people in South Australia. Poverty sits across the turnstile to ageing well, blocking access. It is high time we paid it similar attention. Inequality is growing across the developed world including in Australia but it is in older age that poverty bites hardest.

Money, Power and Wall Street Did the Fed’s Emergency Lending Prop Up “Too Big to Fail”? May 1, 2012, 8:44 pm ET · by Azmat Khan The Obama administration arrived in Washington in early 2009 facing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression — and an American public outraged by bailouts for the financial institutions that had gotten them there. Pioneer Behind Credit Derivatives is Leaving JPMorgan