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1/ Climate change & inequality – two of the most pressing issues of our time – are deeply interconnected. This thread will explore how they're intertwined and why addressing them simultaneously is crucial for a sustainable future. 🧵 #ClimateChange #Inequality Image
2/ Firstly, let's discuss how climate change disproportionately affects the most vulnerable. The poor and marginalized, who contribute least to carbon emissions, are the hardest hit by environmental changes. #ClimateJustice #ClimateChange Image
3/ Increased temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and extreme weather events are all exacerbated by climate change. This disproportionately impacts agriculture-dependent communities and economies, often in developing nations. #ClimateCrisis #Inequality Image
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1/7 📉 The late 90s and 2000s were characterized by low interest rates and tax cuts.

While these policies were intended to stimulate the economy, they’ve also had significant implications for wealth inequality in the United States. #economics #inequality
2/7 💵 Low interest rates make borrowing cheaper.

This can benefit wealthy individuals and corporations who have access to credit, enabling them to invest in businesses, real estate, and other assets that can generate wealth. #interestrates #wealthgap
3/7 🏦 For ordinary Americans, however, low interest rates can mean reduced returns on savings.

With little to no growth on their savings, it becomes harder for the middle class to build wealth. #savings #middleclass
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Por qué el aumento de la desigualdad económica conduce a una sociedad cada día más HORTERA como uno de los principales rasgos del #idioceno.
La desigualdad no es tanto un problema moral como un problema ESTÉTICO.…
"Economic #inequality favors consumption preferences for products that provide desirable symbolic values associated with #status.
The current findings support the role of STATUS SEEKING to explain the link between economic inequality and status or CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION".
👉 GEOMETRÍA de la búsqueda de ESTATUS: Asumiendo un mismo radio de acción en las relaciones sociales (ancho entre líneas verdes), a mayor Gini (>desigualdad), mayor diferencia de estatus respecto a los situados por encima en las rentas altas y más afán de EMULACIÓN en ellas. Image
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British Economic Downfall

The UK’s economy post-Brexit has been hit severely. The current consumer price inflation rate is at 10.1% with the bank rates heightened at 4.25%. Image
Purchasing power of the masses is declining due to rising #inflation thereby increasing #poverty and #inequality among the masses.
#Brexit has largely been accounted for with the economic burden of the #UK. The #British exports have suffered a brunt as they faced trade barriers affecting their competitiveness.
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1/12 SALTED EARTH: We are living in the land poisoned by Thatcherism. We have been brought low by a doctrine of “me-first” selfishness and a devil-take-the-hindmost philosophy which, together, hobble any effective action against the huge problems we now face… 🧵 #Max12to1 Image
2/12 Economically, we were torn apart in the 1980s as #inequality and #poverty soared to levels not seen since the 1920s. We have not recovered. Gross #inequality now seems the norm. No subsequent government has even tried to reverse the damage wrought in the 1980s. #Max12to1 Image
3/12 Socially, the UK is starkly divided. We have a three-tier education system, a two tier-health system, and a wealth chasm between those who rent or own their home. #Poverty stalks foodbank Britain. We meekly gave up on collective provision. #Max12to1…
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Transition towards a #sustainable (solarpunk) #future? Then we first have to rewrite the rules of the game. The creation of #money, political economics and its rules are designed in such way it will always concentrate power within the same elite. Image
It doesn’t matter much which #governance model you have as long as any system depends on so called neutral central #banks issuing money and commercial banks granting debt. You ll always have a system that creates #inequality, exploitation & destruction. Image
We should rewrite the rules, #monetary policy should be a key #political topic. I made this #comic once to show alternative rules about ownership of land, hoarding and speculation and land-use. A #Georgist approach. Image
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Our research team @ActionResear just completed the first phase of our water quality mapping project in Lahore. We collected and analyzed water samples from over 400 locations and discovered 6 major E.coli hotspots in the city. A 🧵. #waterquality #Lahore Image
Fecal contamination detected in water samples from Chungi Ammar Sidhu, Charar, Kirianwala, Kharas Mohalla, Mustafaabad, and Kot Khawaja Saeed. #WaterContamination #Pakistan ImageImageImageImage
Our team is moving on to the next phase of research to assess water quality in these areas by collecting a larger number of samples. We've already conducted an extensive study of Chungi Ammar Sidhu and found that 45% of the 72 samples we collected were contaminated with E.coli.
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2022 official statistics update from @OHID

#Dental health of 5 year old children in England

One third of 5 yr olds have tooth decay (29.3%)

Those in the most deprived areas of England are 2.5 times more likely to have decay than in the least deprived (35.1% Vs 13.5%)

From 2008 to 2017 there was a clear trend of significant improvement in the prevalence of tooth decay in 5 year olds in England (from 30.9% to 23.3%)

**There have been no further significant improvements in oral health since 2017**

#dentistry #Health #oralhealth

#Oralhealth inequalities have previously been highlighted as a #publichealth problem

There is a positive association between decay experience and deprivation, as deprivation increases so does decay experience

#inequality #dentistry

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Digital Spies:

In the digital age, privacy is a challenge,
Our personal data is at risk of theft,
Protecting it requires more than a talisman.

Our online lives are a digital talisman,
Hackers and cybercriminals take the plunge,
In the digital age, privacy is a challenge. Image
We are always at risk, a digital malfunction,
Leaves us open to scams and identity theft,
Protecting it requires more than a talisman.

We need to create an environment of caution,
And implement measures that give us a breath,
In the digital age, privacy is a challenge.
We must protect our data, a digital orphan,
And safeguard our personal assets from theft,
Protecting it requires more than a talisman.
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#Scenarios: "we present a model that extrapolates observed growth in #millionaire numbers (1990–2020) and associated changes in #emissions to 2050. Our findings suggest that the share of US$2020-millionaires in the world population will grow ...…
... from 0.7% today to 3.3% in 2050, and cause accumulated emissions of 286 Gt CO2. This is equivalent to 72% of the remaining carbon budget, and significantly reduces the chance of stabilizing climate change at 1.5 °C."

#CarbonInequality #inequality
"most recent assessment indicates changes in distribution, with the top 1% now being responsible for 17% of total #emissions, the top 10% for 48%, and the bottom half of the world population for only 12% (in 2019). These numbers illustrate the role of the #wealthy in ...
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#Modernity/#Inequality: “one of the most significant pillars of historical #capitalism, institutional #racism. What we mean by racism has little to do with the xenophobia that existed in various prior historical #systems. Xenophobia was literally fear of the ‘stranger’. ... Image
... #Racism within historical #capitalism had nothing to do with ‘strangers’. Quite the contrary. Racism was the mode by which various segments of the #work-force within the same economic structure were constrained to relate to each other. Racism was the ideological ...
... justification for the #hierarchization of the work-force and its highly unequal distributions of reward. What we mean by racism is that set of ideological statements combined with that set of continuing practices which have had the consequence of maintaining a high ...
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We're recruiting at @UnityHomes !

Closing date is 12 February, so please share and put your application in now !
@BMENat_tweets @BMENational @Bmelondonrsl @HDN_UK @placeshapers #ukhousing…
This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to shape & deliver services in a leading Black Minority Ethnic (BME) Housing Association, and make a difference to the lives of people in #diverse communities.

We were founded thirty-five years ago as a BME Housing Association as
... part of a wider movement to eradicate #discrimination and inequalities in housing.

Our social purpose and mission to 'fight #inequality and empower #BME people to improve their lives' drives everything we do.
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Honestly the fact that the idea of giving people who need social security vouchers instead of money is doing the rounds again really makes my blood boil! Another short #Thread 1
How is this meant to work exactly? Would we only be able to get our shopping from approved stores and then only certain goods? What if you didn't live anywhere near one of the approved stores? What if you needed to pay for a service rather than a physical item? 2
For example, a repair to your dishwasher, washing machine or other such essential appliance. What happens if you need to buy something that isn't available in one of the approved stores but is nevertheless vital to your existence? Indeed, this boils down to the central question 3
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As a disabled person who is not capable of work (a fact accepted by the DWP) I'm fed up of being fucking demonised and made to feel somehow 'unworthy'. Although I may not be directly targeted, the vile general rhetoric towards 'benefit claimants' is bad enough.
They could choose to come after me at any point they like, the constant background fear is absolutely dreadful to live with. I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels like this, and I'm also pretty sure that people who have never. experienced the DWP won't be able...2
To fully appreciate but this feels like. The rhetoric makes me think that the government would prefer it if didn't exist, now I may be overthinking things a bit, but the right-wing press does nothing but attack and demonise people on low incomes, while twunts like...3
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Oh dear. While the WEF has issues, the more unhinged Great Reset conspiracy theorists (who Brand encourages) say the global elite plans to instate a COMMUNIST world order by ABOLISHING private property & using #COVID19 to solve overpopulation & ENSLAVE HUMANITY with vaccines! 🧐
Despite repeated & relentless #misinformation being shared online about the "Great Reset”, the *sustainability plan* proposed by the World Economic Forum is not a secret plot to end private property, nor to create a totalitarian state.…
Some practical advice, supported by solid peer-reviewed evidence of the kind that conspiracy theorists instantly reject, on how to talk to conspiracy theorists:

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🚨 The super-rich pay much lower taxes than you. 
Here is a thread on how they do it 🧵⤵️
💰 Salaries are taxed much higher than the typical forms of income and wealth for the richest.
Those are:
💸 Dividends, capital gains and unrealized capital gains, corporate income, inheritance, property and wealth.
ALL of them have much fewer taxes than your salary does.
🔙 Taxes on the wealthiest were much higher. Over the last 40 years, governments have slashed the income tax rates on the richest.

This means that millions that could be invested to fight #inequality go uncollected.

It is time to #TaxTheRich!

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1/12 A BRIEF HISTORY OF UK #INEQUALITY: The UK used to be far more equal. Our current high level of income and wealth #inequality is a result of choices made (and not made) by successive governments (see section 11 in link > for graph below). #Max12to1
2/12 Broken down into its constituent parts, high #inequality means having excessive incomes and wealth for a small minority while a much larger number of people live in or near #poverty. This is what the UK has tolerated for decades. #Max12to1
3/12 It is important to grasp just how much #inequality in the UK surged in the 1980s as the policies of the Conservative governments took effect (financial deregulation, high unemployment, weakened trade unions, privatisation, and erosion of the welfare state). #Max12to1
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1/6 WORTHLESS: What extreme pay #inequality really means. A short🧵... #Max12to1
2/6 If a company (or any employer) has a top-to-bottom pay ratio of 100:1, then it values those who work for them on minimum wage (whether outsourced or not) at 1% of the CEO or highest paid employee. #Max12to1
3/6 People might argue that you can’t compare, say, a CEO to an outsourced cleaner because, technically, the cleaner is employed by the outsourcer. But we think if anyone works in the business and breathes the same air as the bosses, they should be counted. #Max12to1
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Swiss #multinationals are responsible for at least 2-3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, if indirect emissions are taken into account. These numbers are similar to Brasil, Japan or Indonesia, despite Switzerland’s comparatively small population and size. 🧵
According to a @McKinsey study, greenhouse gas emissions directly controlled by multinational enterprises in🇨🇭are 7 to 10 times higher than the country’s domestic emissions. And that’s without including the emissions along these enterprises’ value chain. Here’s how 👇
In relation to its size, Switzerland is among the countries with the highest climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Externalising negative consequences of its wealth has been a part of the “Swiss business model” for a long time.
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🚨*PhD Positions*🚨…

Interested in studying #inequality + #NatureAndNurture?
Want to do a PhD?

We are looking for 13 PhD students in Social Science Genetics across eight universities that constitute the
European Social Science Genetics Network #ESSGN
The Network is funded by the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions @MSCActions and includes @erasmusuni (NL), @Unibo (IT), @unibielefeld (DE), @BristolUni (UK), #UniOslo (NO), @UniofOxford (UK), @uppsalauni (SE), @VUamsterdam (NL).

We invite applications to start Sept/Oct 2023
The consortium spans demography, economics, epidemiology, genetics, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics in academia

+ non-academic partners experienced in and committed to using data science to better understand inequalities in life chances
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Today at 11am PST we'll be looking at #LongCovid which studies show has potentially affected upwards of 23 million Americans. What are the symptoms? What can vaccines do? Watch the livestream 👉… @CaliforniaDep11 @MichelleCHC_UCR
Welcome to today's briefing, "Long-Term COVID: The Next Pandemic?" co-hosted by EMS and @CaliforniaDep11's Vaccinate All 58 Campaign.
Today's speakers include Dr. Nisha Viswanathan, Director, UCLA Long COVID Program; Dr. Jose Luis Perez, Chief Medical Officer, South Central Family Health Center; & Michelle Burroughs, Director of Community Engagement and Outreach, @CHC_UCR
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"Harnessing #SocialCapital to Enhance Collective Welfare" — our final Community Lecture of the season, starting in a few moments (7:30 pm Mountain).

Follow this 🧵 for highlights from the panel, and tune in to the YouTube stream:

#Economics #Inequality
In 2009 @TIME named @NAChristakis of @Yale, one of our panelists tonight, one of the top 100 most influential people in the world. His clever experiments examine the spread of altruism, emotions, & health behaviors in both virtual & real-world settings.…
Our next panelist, SFI Ext Prof @JacksonmMatt of @Stanford, is a highly-awarded economist & the author of The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs, & Behaviors:…

His episode of #ComplexityPodcast:
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"Emmanuel #Macron has warned the French they are facing sacrifices and what he called the 'end of #abundance', at his government’s first cabinet meeting after the summer holidays."…
"The president, speaking before ministers at the Élysée, said the country was at a '#TippingPoint' and faced a difficult winter and a new era of #instability caused by #ClimateChange and #Russia’s invasion of #Ukraine."
"'What we are currently living through is a kind of major tipping point or a great upheaval … we are living the end of what could have seemed an era of abundance … the end of the abundance of products of #technologies that seemed always available …
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Do you have expertise in #Health, #Environment and/or #Development in SE Asia?
Apply for a tt position as Asst. Prof at our Dept of #Geography .@UUtah -- a thread 🧵 with more deets below ! 1/5

Link to position description and application link
2/5 Some example research in SE Asia for this hire include (but not limited to) #illness & #disease, #population, #environmental challenges & #inequality, #sustainability, #climatechange impacts, #agriculture & #foodsecurity, #urbanization, #development, #conflict, #migration...
3/5 ... #Diaspora...
We value diverse perspectives and seek to build more inclusive faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student bodies. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are encourage to apply by 1 September 2022.
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