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Americans aren’t moving to economic opportunity
Geographic mobility has important potential benefits for careers, wages, and economic opportunities. About half of moves in 2017 were for labor market reasons, and both intrastate and interstate moves are associated with higher earnings growth. Through job-switching, mobility can be an important driver of wage growth as workers transition to preferred matches. When workers, especially young workers, explore new options in more-distant locations, the economic payoffs tend to be large and positive.
immigration  movement  demographics  Travel  Economics  Business  employment  geography 
november 2018 by Jibarosoy
A Closer Look at Voter Turnout in 2018 New York Congressional Primaries
“This wasn’t a fluke,” said Steven Romalewski, of the Center for Urban Research. “She was able to get voters from almost every neighborhood to come out and support her.” Romalewski noted that, contrary to the conventional wisdom of voting on racial lines, the areas where Ocasio-Cortez’s showing was strongest were areas that weren’t predominantly Hispanic, signaling that her showing may not have been due to the district’s changing demographics (it has been steadily becoming less white for years), but due to desire for change from Crowley.
Hayduk  Latinos  voting  NILP_Board  Power_in_America  geography  Power_materials 
july 2018 by Jibarosoy
Ultimate Causes of State Formation: The Significance of Biogeography, Diffusion and Neolithic Revolutions
The timing of early state formation varies across the world. Inspired by Jared
Diamond's seminal work, we employ large-n statistics to demonstrate how this variation has been structured by prehistoric biogeographical conditions, which have influenced the timing of the transition from hunter/gatherer production to agriculture and, in turn, the timing of state formation. Biogeography structures both the extent to which societies have invented agriculture and state technology de novo, and the extent to which these inventions have diffused from adjacent societies. Importantly, we demonstrate how these prehistoric processes have continued to shape state formation by influencing the relative competitiveness of states until the near present.
state  Pol.11  Pol._202_Nation_State_  SON  Violence_y_Power  geography 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
The Effect of the Tse Tse Fly on African Development
The TseTse y is unique to Africa and transmits a parasite harmful to humans and lethal to livestock. This paper tests the hypothesis that the TseTse reduced the ability of Africans to generate an agricultural surplus historically. Ethnic groups inhabiting TseTse-suitable areas were less likely to use domesticated animals and the plow, less likely to be politically centralized, and had a lower population density. These correlations are not found in the tropics outside of Africa, where the y does not exist. The evidence suggests current economic performance is affected by the TseTse through the channel of precolonial political centralization.
pol.639  IPE  international  political_economy  Economics  state  geography  Power_materials 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Behind Stark Political Divisions, a More Complex Map of Sunnis and Shiites - The New York Times
Sunni-led allies of Saudi Arabia have cut diplomatic ties with Shiite Iran, further polarizing the Middle East along the two major branches of Islam. But while almost all of the governments are controlled by one sect, the countries’ populations are a mix of Sunnis and Shiites, including sub-sects and other branches, an important factor in the region’s conflicts.
terrorism  political  geography  Pol_Geo  state  Pol._202_Nation_State_  violence_y_power  latino  war  proposal  latino_war 
january 2016 by Jibarosoy
The Islamic State’s suspected inroads into America - Washington Post
Federal prosecutors have charged 73 men and women around the country in connection with the Islamic State. So far, 22 have been convicted. Men outnumber women in those cases by about 6 to 1. The average age of the individuals is 26. One is a minor. The FBI says that, in a handful of cases, it has disrupted plots targeting U.S. military or law enforcement personnel.
terrorism  maps  political  geography  latino  war  proposal  violence_y_power  state  latino_war 
december 2015 by Jibarosoy
The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today
Language evolution is like biological evolution – it happens minutely, generation by generation, so there’s no distinct breaking point between one language and the next language that develops from it. Therefore, it’s impossible to say that one language is really older than any other one; they’re all as old as humanity itself. That said, each of the languages below has a little something special—something ancient—to differentiate it from the masses.
language  maps  political  geography  Keynesism_y_Globalization  anthropology 
october 2015 by Jibarosoy
The World’s Most-Spoken Languages In A Single Infographic | Bored Panda
This fascinating infographic elegantly breaks down the world’s most popular languages and the countries in which they are spoken. Specifically, the circle represents the 4.1 billion people around the world who speak one of 23 of the world’s most-spoken languages as their native tongue – the numbers of people speaking an actual language in any given country may actually be higher. It was created for the South China Morning Post by Alberto Lucas Lopez, an infographic journalist. Be sure to view the full-sized version to get all the details!
language  Keynesism_y_Globalization  graphics  political  geography  geography  maps 
october 2015 by Jibarosoy
Want to spin your data? Five Ways to Lie with Charts
chart’s purpose is usually to help you properly interpret data. But sometimes, it does just the opposite. In the right (or wrong) hands, bar graphs and pie charts can become powerful agents of deception, tricking you into inferring trends that don’t exist, mistaking less for more, and missing alarming facts. The best measure of a chart’s honesty is the amount of time it takes to interpret it, says Massachusetts Institute of Technology perceptual scientist Ruth Rosenholtz: “A bad chart requires more cognitive processes and more reasoning about what you’ve seen.” It helps to know the kinds of tricks that charts can try to pull. Here are five.
pol  185  graphics  political  geography  visualization  statistics  psychology  infographics  data 
february 2015 by Jibarosoy
These Maps Reveal How Slavery Expanded Across the United States | History | Smithsonian
n September of 1861, the U.S. Coast Survey published a large map, approximately two feet by three feet, titled a "Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states of the United States." Based on the population statistics gathered in the 1860 Census, and certified by the superintendent of the Census Office, the map depicted the percentage of the population enslaved in each county. At a glance, the viewer could see the large-scale patterns of the economic system that kept nearly 4 million people in bondage: slavery was concentrated along the Chesapeake Bay and in eastern Virginia; along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts; in a crescent of lands in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi; and most of all, in the Mississippi River Valley. With each county labeled with the exact percentage of people enslaved, the map demanded some closer examination. Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/maps-reveal-slavery-expanded-across-united-states-180951452/#7Ftcjt0
racism  power_in_america  political  geography  violence_y_power  visualization  map  gis  politics  history  mapping 
may 2014 by Jibarosoy
The End of the Nation-State? - NYTimes.com
“nonstate world” describes much of how global society already operates. This isn’t to say that states have disappeared, or will. But they are becoming just one form of governance among many. A quick scan across the world reveals that where growth and innovation have been most successful, a hybrid public-private, domestic-foreign nexus lies beneath the miracle. These aren’t states; they’re “para-states” — or, in one common parlance, “special economic zones.”
power_in_america  politics  latino  war  proposal  geography  Urb._601_Cap_Cities  state  nations  violence_y_power  latino_war 
october 2013 by Jibarosoy

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