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Key insight: #Capitalism inherently concentrates #wealth into a shrinking minority & given that our political system is funded by private $ & that $ = power. It explains why regulations can only temporarily slow/reverse the trend. peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/03/05/wea… via @PplPolicyProj
Now of course regulations & #progressive taxation are needed but to truly defeat inequality & protect our political system. We need to democratize the main source of #inequality which is the workplace. Our factories, stores, & offices aka the businesses that make up the #economy.
To do that we have to bring #democracy into the economy. Accomplished by passing comprehensive legislation that helps fund, promote, + incentivize the expansion & creation of #Worker #Cooperative businesses. Which are businesses owned & run by their workers democratically.
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NEW REPORT: Wage #inequality marches on—and is even threatening data reliability epi.org/161043 by @eliselgould
"The data show not only rising inequality in general, but also the persistence, and in some cases worsening, of wage gaps by gender and race."
"Black–white wage gaps by education were larger in 2018 than in 2000 for all education groups."
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Due giorni fa, Elon Musk ha aperto lo store Tesla su amazon. In un possibile futuro i clienti Tesla potrebbero ordinare online veicoli e accessori. Nel frattempo, le offerte dello store sono limitate a modellini di auto, felpe, cappelli, custodie per telefoni e tazze da caffè.
Mentre i bambini viziati giocano con le macchinine, i bambini in miseria della Repubblica democratica del Congo (Rdc) si spaccano la schiena e si rovinano IRRIMEDIABILMENTE quella poca salute scavando Cobalto per le batterie dei cellulari nelle miniere.

Un’indagine di Amnesty International e Afrewatch, che coinvolge i principali MARCHI di elettronica e CASE AUTOMOBILISTICHE. Al centro del business una società cinese, la Congo Dongfang Mining International.

L'articolo è del 2016, sempre attualissimo!

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Here’s a thread that nobody asked for comparing today’s urgent global problems to dim sum.
1/14 Nuclear Weapons v. Xiao Long Bao: Treat with respect or face intense explosion, third degree burns and worse. Experts disagree on how to handle in a never-ending debate. Also, it’s a challenging dish to make. #globalzero #nuclearweapons
2/14 Climate Crisis v. Chicken Feet: Look, you can’t soft sell this. It’s not chicken “change” for chrissakes. It’s the most intimidating item on the table, and there’s no disguising it for what it is. Deniers are vocal. #climatechange #globalwarming
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Its official...the next five years of my life will be spent as Director of a new @UKRI_News @GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub focusing on relationships between #migration #inequality and process of #development across 12 countries ukri.org/news/global-re…
Migration between countries in Global South accounts for nearly half of all international migration, 70% in some places, contributing to delivery of #SDGs by creating opportunities for work and the transfer of resources, knowledge and skills. But...
...as @Tanjabastia and others have shown, there is a relationship between #migration and #inequality. Benefits of #SouthSouthmigration are undermined by inequalities in migration opportunities and by limited and unequal access to rights for migrants and families. Meanwhile...
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Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
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#Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
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I agree with the sentiment but I cannot emphasise enough that #homelessness, #foodbanks, #ChildPoverty, #HostileEnvironment all existed before #brexit. They are not a consequence of #brexit but #Conservatives policy. It doesn't have to be this way, it's a political choice ->
Before someone from #FBPE jumps in and says "that's because focus has been on brexit" ... not it isn't. This is #Conservative policy. The privatisation of #NHS, the changes in #Education, reductions in #LegalAid ... where has the #EU been in stopping all this? It hasn't.
There has been a constant drive to reform society from health to education, none of which is about addressing the issues of inequality.

Labour demands inquiry into how GCSE reform has benefited private schools - theguardian.com/education/2018…
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The Deprivation-Protest Paradox: How the Perception of Unfair Economic Inequality Leads to Civic Unrest.

My most significant contribution to the social sciences - please consider sharing journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10…
Comments on the lead article by Sarah Awad & Brady Wagoner ( @BradyWagoner ) Aalborg; Beverly Conrique & Faye Crosby @ucsc ; Danny Dorling ( @dannydorling ) @UniofOxford
Serena Hagerty and Michael Norton @HarvardHBS ; Pinky Hota @smithcollege ; Michael Jindra ( @mjindra1) @BU_Tweets ; Fathali Moghaddam @Georgetown
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New @theRSAorg publication out today. Ideas for a 21st Century Enlightenment. It is accompanied by a survey that shows deep pessimism about the future and a strong desire to reach beyond #Brexit thersa.org/discover/publi…
75% see #brexit as distracting from other pressing issues - both remain and leave supporters agree. People do trust experts. But they want a greater voice and say themselves. Only 21% think Britain will be better in 2030 than today. And yet, we don't despair.
We propose a new way forward on education - @JulianAstle and @LauraJPartridge explore what education for enlightenment looks like - mission-led by teachers, parents, and communities. thersa.org/discover/educa… #edutwitter #education
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LIVE on #Periscope: Leading Like a Woman pscp.tv/w/boh5DzFXTEVS…
What are your experiences of gender-based comments as children? #WomenEd #MTPTproject
How often do we reject our femininity & isolate ourselves from other women/ girls because of toxic comments about 'being girly'? #MTPTproject #WomenEd
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In light of the new @iteptweets report (if you haven’t already, read it here itep.org/federal-tax-cu…), a thread on rising inequality & how effective tax policy can address it 1/15
As @PikettyLeMonde, @gabriel_zucman & @berkeley_olab’s Emmanuel Saez have shown, the bottom half of the income distribution has been completely shut off from economic gains since the 1970s
equitablegrowth.org/economic-growt… 2/15
They find that from 1980-2014, incomes grew:
121% for the top 10%
205% for the top 1%
636% for the top .001%

and a whopping 1% for the bottom 50% gabriel-zucman.eu/files/PSZ2018Q… 3/15
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There's far too much #bull being rattled around this ref. proposal. Wake up #Ireland folks; yes, we need to amend wording to reflect reality, ensure equality of responsibility is norm; no, it would be terminally stupid to throw it all out altogether,reduce legal standing of all/1
2/ from potentially exploitative employers' points of view. Amendment should not mean rescinding basic tenets on protecting #economic position of wo/men w children & of childrens' rights to home & care there, it should mean updating in line with values & mores of us now & ongoing
3/ See the shiiiiit-stirrrrring for what it is: #brexit deflector #Border deflector #EU agreement deflector #criminalcase going down deflector #Referendum #Women of #Ireland you're way brighter than that, get a grip. And trolls can just bot off with themselves. Hi @TransparentRef
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To put this another way, CBO finds the Trump 2019 budget woukd add the current market value of 125,313,283,000 Trump North Korea Summit coins (now 20% off!) more to the deficit than the White House claimed. #winning
"These massive tax cuts will be rocket fuel for the economy"
 
CEOs at Dallas Federal Reserve conference: forget about broad-based pay increases; they also plan to cut more jobs axios.com/broad-based-pa…
That $2 trillion added to the national debt by the GOP tax cut? This is where it's going.

Companies set to pour $2.5 trillion into buybacks, dividends and mergers & acquisitions this year cnbc.com/2018/06/04/com…
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On the newly-renationalized (✊😊💯👍!) East Coast rail, heading home to York after a very stimulating day at the @UKLabour #StateOfTheEconomy conference, it seemed like a good moment to reflect on this week's @TheEconomist piece on 'Corbynomics' (THREAD)
economist.com/britain/2018/0…
The first thing to say is that @duncanrobinson & @econcallum are to be congratulated on a serious piece of analysis, which avoids the parade of dismal, lazy clichés that we see in so many other publications. Serious political journalism shouldn't be so rare, but it's good to see!
There's a useful analytic frame in dividing Labour's political economy thinking into fiscal policy, monetary policy, and structural reforms. And it's right to say that the third of these will actually be the most significant.
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Charts:

What are the primary revenue sources of a hospital? Wouldn’t more wRVU demand from the same doctor (in a “physician service cost deflationary environment) increase providers’ #burnout rate and/or decrease the quality of patient care?

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#Corpgov
U.S. patients have lower mortality rates with foreign-trained doctors reut.rs/2k4JJc6

💲Research on Compensation Equity and Transparency in the Field of Medicine
acponline.org/system/files/d…

#inequality #doctor #news
On average, female doctors made $105K less than male doctors ... gender pay gap actually increased
governing.com/topics/mgmt/go…

💊Who’s the better doctor? Try a woman
nbcnews.com/health/health-…

🏥Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians
jamanetwork.com/journals/jamai…
#HappyMothersDay
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