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The Great British class calculator: What class are you?

The Great British class calculator: What class are you?
3 April 2013Last updated at 04:00 GMT Traditional British social divisions of upper, middle and working class seem out of date in the 21st Century, no longer reflecting modern occupations or lifestyles. The BBC teamed up with sociologists from leading universities to analyse the modern British class system. Continue reading the main story In order to see this dynamic content you need to have Javascript enabled. Economic Social Cultural Your result Take the test The results from BBC Lab UK’s Great British Class Survey reveal a brand new class system of seven groups. Answer five questions to see where you fit in: You Result: the class group you most closely match is: Elite This is the wealthiest and most privileged group in the UK. Enjoy high cultural activities such as visiting museums and listening to classical music Went to private school and elite universities Socialise with people who do a wide variety of jobs Established middle class Technical middle class New affluent workers Precariat Related:  ja20Saved for later 3Economics

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Meet the 28-year-old Student Who Exposed Two Harvard Professors Whose Shoddy Research Drove Global Austerity Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com April 18, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The world of economics has just changed, and somebody has some 'splaining to do! Since 2010, the names of Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have become famous in political and economic circles. Their historical data appeared impressive, as did their credentials. But something didn’t smell right. Progressive economists I knew were shocked at what appeared to be the shoddiness of the research and the absurdity of the conclusions. But plenty of pundits took their suspect arguments as gospel. Enter Thomas Herndon, Michael Ash and Robert Pollin of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the heroes of this story. Herndon, Ash, and Pollin write: "A coding error in the RR working spreadsheet entirely excludes five countries, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, and Denmark, from the analysis. A coding error!

Most minimum wage workers are adults who work for large corporations May 10, 2013 One of the major arguments that comes up whenever there’s some talk about raising the minimum wage is “What about small businesses!” and “What about teenagers! Who is going to hire teenagers if they have to pay them anything close to a living wage?” It’s easy to assume that most minimum wage workers are teenagers working for some extra pocket change so they can get a dress for prom, go to the movies or buy some Adderall off that kid in third-period history. Well, here’s the thing: Only 24% of minimum wage workers are teenagers. We have a serious problem with the working poor in this country. And what about small businesses! Well, as far as that goes, the majority of minimum wage workers (66%) in this country work for large corporations with more than 100 employees. It makes me sick. These companies complain about minimum wage hikes, and having to give workers health insurance. Sigh. One last thing on the small businesses, because I worked for a lot of them in my retail days.

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Map of Europe in Year 1000 This map is in Sovereign States mode, zoom in to display the dependencies Reinhart, Rogoff... and Herndon: The student who caught out the profs This week, economists have been astonished to find that a famous academic paper often used to make the case for austerity cuts contains major errors. Another surprise is that the mistakes, by two eminent Harvard professors, were spotted by a student doing his homework. It's 4 January 2010, the Marriott Hotel in Atlanta. At the annual meeting of the American Economic Association, Professor Carmen Reinhart and the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, Ken Rogoff, are presenting a research paper called Growth in a Time of Debt. At a time of economic crisis, their finding resonates - economic growth slows dramatically when the size of a country's debt rises above 90% of Gross Domestic Product, the overall size of the economy. Word about this paper spread. And so did student Thomas Herndon. Thomas chose Growth in a Time of Debt. No matter how he tried, he just couldn't replicate Reinhart and Rogoff's results. "My heart sank," he says. Oops.

Worldometers Thème natal PAYOU Sexe FRennes 35 France 04/11/1980 01:45 - Jour Julien 2444547.53TZone 1.00 TS 3.32 Lat 48.07 Long 1.40 Thème Natal Ce thème natal reflète les positions des planètes Les planètes dans les signes La position des planètes dans les signes du zodiaque a une influence sur le caractère de l'individu et l'ensemble de ces influences constitue en grande partie sa formule psychologique. Soleil en Scorpion Force et bravoure. Grande puissance sexuelle. Affligé: Elle est soupçonneuse, défiante, extrémiste: elle a un esprit de vengeance. Lune en Balance Elle est sociable et populaire. Affligé: Beaucoup de mouvement dans les relations amoureuses, infidélité. Mercure en Scorpion Joue sur les mots, argumente, critique, plaisante, ironise et raille. Affligé: Se moque, nargue, conteste, cherche constamment querelle, le vrai mauvais coucheur. Vénus en Balance Le bonheur se trouve dans le mariage, dans la vie de couple. Elle ne peut pas vivre l'amour dans l'ombre, elle a besoin d'une reconnaissance légale.

606 - A Cucumber Map of Europe | Strange Maps "A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing", said Samuel Johnson . The lexicographer's wit is as piquant as the cucumber's taste is bland. The humble fruit is about 95% water and not terribly high in nutrients, so perhaps its detractors have a point. But as a refreshing snack, and a popular ingredient in salads, cucumbers have their fans too. Praise, or at least culinary nostalgia, comes from no less authoritative a source than the Bible: "We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic" . Whether loved or loathed, the Cucumis sativus certainly has pedigree. The Greeks are credited with introducing cucumbers to the rest of Europe. Much later, Columbus introduced them to America, planting cucumbers on Hispaniola in 1494. In 2011, your average American ate 9.2 lbs of cucumbers, down from 11.2 lbs in 2000, but up from 8.5 lbs in 1970.

Economics and Politics by Paul Krugman - The Conscience of a Liberal - NYTimes.com Chantiers dans le Monde Ou ? Sur les rives du fleuve Falémé, départements de Goudiry et Bakel Qui ? Le chantier proposé au volontaire s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un partenariat entre le CORENA (Conservatoire de la RNC du Boundou) et l’association Tétraktys basée à Grenoble. Quel est le contexte ? Depuis 2010, la population réfléchit avec la Réserve Naturelle et leurs partenaires à la création d’activités écotouristiques permettant de créer des revenus issus de la protection de l’environnement. Quelles actions ? Les objectifs de la RNC du Boundou sont les suivants :- Maintenir la biodiversité (protection des habitats naturels et de la faune sauvage) et améliorer les connaissances sur les habitats, la faune et la flore- Impliquer les populations villageoises dans la protection de leur territoire- Servir de socle à un développement local durable de la zone Et moi ? Quand ? Du 1er au 20 décembre 2014 Quel profil pour le volontaire ? Etre âgé de plus de 18 ans, aimer le travail en équipe et de vie de groupe. Combien ça coûte ?

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