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Racism will not be solved by there being more mixed-race children | Nikesh Shukla | Life and style | The Guardian
“Beige Britain” won’t be the utopia we want. It’ll be the same country it always was, but with a significant demographic change. The whole “mixed-race kids ending racism” feeling is a nice thought that doesn’t change anything. It doesn’t look at divisions in the country right now. It doesn’t interrogate problems we have. It doesn’t end inequality. //&! - Alon Ziv, author of the book Breeding Between the Lines - Why Interracial People Are Healthier & More Attractive
UK  USA  discrimination  Racism  post-racial  BAME  hate  speech  crime  inequality  social  poverty  trap  mobility  minority  meritocracy  meritocratic  Austerity  opportunity  education  policy  Gesellschaft  Xenophobia  prejudice  Stigma  Vorurteil  JAM  Theresa  May  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  segregation  Culture  Muslim  Islamophobia  mixed-race  Interracial  public  health  symmetry  beauty  epigenetics  genetics  Brazil  book 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
Who's Destroying The American Dream by RSA Events
Richard Reeves - PBS did a segment w him, middle class keeps its chips to itself. also if you want more upward mobility, you need also downward mobility. possible w better welfare state net - ie UBI universal basic income. the worse inequality gets the worse reference points get.
American  Dream  book  UBI  Grundeinkommen  Universal  Basic  income  segregation  social  mobility  meritocracy  meritocratic  Brexit  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  USA  post-racial  BAME  UK  Germany  AfD  btw17  welfare  state  Austerity  opportunity  education  policy  taxation  tax  evasion  avoidance  economic  history  credit  taxcredit  Precariat  working  poor  poverty  trap  mental  health  public  damage  middle  class  Politics  1%  Super  Rich  Oligarchy  inequality  downward  upward 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Workers or Shirkers? Ian Hislop's Victorian Benefits
An entertaining, provocative film in which Ian explores the colourful history behind one of the most explosive issues of our times - welfare: who deserves to be helped, and who doesn't. [... ] all hate, no heart. just spreadsheets. at Whitehall, no 11. [...] Benefit Street = victorian freak show/circus of curiosities [...] writing about others, "othering" them. demonising them or putting them on pedestals, making them saints. [...] IDS "a single mother wo aspiration is a product of the system" would correct that, a product of her environment (society) [ie gentrification - poor living w poor door to door. and everyone is looking down on them.].
Universal  Basic  Income  class  warfare  poverty  trap  child  poverty  tax  credit  tax  free  austerity  DWP  Iain  Duncan  Smith  ESA  JSA  WCA  Disabled  vulnerable  mental  health  civil  society  Gesellschaft  Gesellschaftswerte  substance  abuse  self-medication  deprivation  structural  unemployment  poverty  drug  addiction  drug  abuse  Public  Services  Social  Services  NHS  sick  population  capitalism  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  Soziale  Gerechtigkeit  society  moral  beliefs  ethics  philosophy  Universal  working  poor  low  pay  low  Precariat  precarious  work  mobility  mobility  education  policy  Gini  coefficient  economic  history  Super  Rich  1%  Establishment  Privileged  Toff  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  squeezed  middle  class  class-warfare  Sozialpolitik  Integrationspolitik  immigration  migration  UK  microeconomic  policy  macroeconomic  policy  meritocracy  meritocratic  stigma  Food  Bank  crony  capitalism  bailout  corporate  welfare  tax  evasion  tax  amnesty  tax  avoidance  shareholder  capitalism  lobby  revolving  door  ladder  Service  Sector  Jobs  aggregate  demand  fairness  Zero  Hour  Contract  part-time  incentive  self-employment  Contractor  working  class  Trade  Union  neoliberal  neoliberalism  Workers  Rights  Workers  Union  economic  justice  economic  tax  welfare  welfare  poverty  education  oppo 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Will easyFoodstore be the next easyJet – or the next easyCruise? | Business | The Guardian
No Expensie Brands. Everything canned or else. No fresh produce. // Stelios Haji-Ioannou opens easyFoodstore with 25p offer. EasyJet founder takes on supermarkets with discount grocery store in north-west London // There can’t be many customers in this shop – or anywhere – who remember easyCinema, easy4Men, easyMoney, easyInternetCafe, easyMusic or easyCruise. But despite some of the nags that flopped at the first hurdle, the brand has endured, thanks largely to easyJet. The airline Haji-Ioannou founded – and in which he still has a 35% stake – paid him £77m in dividends last year and also provided the lion’s share of the £13.2m turnover easyGroup made by licensing use of its brand.
austerity  poverty  UK  disposable  income  discretionary  spending  precarious  work  Precariat  working  poor  low  income  squeezed  middle  class  low  pay  minimum  wage  recovery  Food  Bank  poverty  business  model  opportunity  Opportunism  Lidl  Aldi  e-commerce  Retail  brick  and  mortar  business  Primark  Fast  Fashion  Tesco 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Mindfulness has huge health potential – but McMindfulness is no panacea | Jon Kabat-Zinn | Comment is free | The Guardian
[ you own only your thoughts, emotions and health (fitness) ] [ you have to function ] Mindfulness is often misunderstood – so let us be clear about what we are encouraging. In essence, mindfulness – being about attention, awareness, relationality, and caring – is a universal human capacity akin to our capacity for language acquisition. It is a way of being in wise and purposeful relationship with one’s experience, both inwardly and outwardly, with oneself and with others. Thus there is an intrinsic social dimension to its cultivation as well. It usually involves cultivating familiarity and intimacy with aspects of everyday experience that we often take for granted.
public  health  policy  public  health  mental  health  well  being  happiness  Mindfulness  NHS  materialism  status  anxiety  anxiety  Sozialer  Abstieg  precarious  work  job  security  chronic  stress  burnout  work  life  balance  meditation  off-time  mobile  homescreen  substance  abuse  deprivation  Perspektivlosigkeit  Perspective  philosophy  sociology  western  world  capitalism  work  environment  Gesellschaft  Wertegesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  zombie  consumer  Dopamine  Serotonin  consumerist  consumerism  consumer  choice  mental  debt  paradox  of  choice  opportunity  cost  restlessness  insomnia  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  Standard  American  Diet  pattern  western  western  society  western  lifestyle  lifestyle  medicine  sedentary  lifestyle  active  lifestyle  Always-ON  Oxidative  stress  stress 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Die Qual der Wahl: Warum uns Entscheidungen so schwer fallen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Entscheidungen kosten Zeit, sie kosten Aufmerksamkeit und Kraft. All das sind wichtige, begrenzte Ressourcen im Leben. Wer herausfinden will, welcher Fernseher genau den eigenen Vorstellungen entspricht, muss so manchen Feierabend damit verbringen, sich in die technischen Details einzulesen und Preise zu vergleichen. Je größer die Auswahl, desto schwieriger wird es, das "perfekte" Fernsehgerät zu finden. Entweder investiert man also viel Zeit, oder man muss hinterher mit dem Zweifel leben, ob man tatsächlich die bestmögliche Wahl getroffen hat. Beides ist nicht so toll. [...] "Wenn es nur wenige Optionen gibt, können wir mit unserer Wahl glücklich sein, weil wir sicher sind, dass es die beste Wahl für uns ist", schreibt die kanadische Psychologin Sheena Iyengar. "Aber wenn die Optionen quasi endlos sind, glauben wir, dass irgendwo da draußen genau das richtige Angebot auf uns wartet und dass wir die Verantwortung dafür tragen, dieses auch zu finden."
consumer  choice  paradox  of  choice  consumerist  consumerism  zombie  consumer  materialism  status  anxiety  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  social  status  western  society  western  lifestyle  western  world  society  Gesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  psychology  sociology  opportunity  cost  minimalism  minimalismus 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
'The trade union bill is sinister' | Owen Jones meets Frances O'Grady - YouTube
>> Changes for Tories constituency.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - The power and peril of the middle name + Names as indicator of parents background and child's potential future.
+ Does a baby's name affect its chances in life? || >> But more recent work has presented a mixed picture. Richard Zweigenhaft, a psychologist at Guilford College in the US, pointed out that wealthy, oddly-named Americans are more likely to find themselves in Who's Who. He found no consistent bad effects of having a strange name, but noted that both common and unusual names are sometimes deemed desirable. Conley, who is a sociologist at New York University, says that children with unusual names may learn impulse control because they may be teased or get used to people asking about their names. "They actually benefit from that experience by learning to control their emotions or their impulses, which is of course a great skill for success." But for the main part, he says, the effect of a name on its bearer rarely amounts to more than the effect of being raised by parents who would choose such a name.
middlename  middle  name  name  social  mobility  income  mobility  social  science  social  study  Higher  Education  ivyleague  formal  childhood  childhood  development  parenting  parents  Public  Policy  Gini  coefficient  inequality  opportunity 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Documentary: Who Gets the Best Jobs? - YouTube Internships (Work Experience) = Working for free can not many afford, the least can afford it. Internship gets u access to 'high barrier to entry' jobs that run a country, economy, the upper echelons of the economy. Add student loan + living expenses to get a compatible & competitive degree, which not everyone can afford. It's barrier after barrier. Add 'people you know', family connections as another barrier. Hourglass society; those have a education qualification (academic route) and those who have a vocational education (ie apprentice ship). 80's was the fork in the road (de-industrialization period of UK / start of globalization). In the UK ur earning power is determined 50% by what family you were born into (start in life) & the other by your work effort. Fairness & Aspiration go together. Scandinavia much better.
social  mobility  income  mobility  Gini  coefficient  UK  inequality  democracy  education  business  education  formal  education  Higher  internship  fairness  Student  Loan  Bubble  studentdebt  StudentLoans  employment  ladder  opportunity  social  science  social  society  economic  history  austerity  working  poor  living-standard  standard  of  living  soft  skills  networking 
november 2013 by asterisk2a
Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice | Video on
Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
philosophy  living  sociology  life  opportunity  cost  happiness  choice  economics  psychology 
january 2012 by asterisk2a
Why Medical School Should Be Free -
Fixing our health care system will be impossible without a larger pool of competent primary care doctors who can make sure specialists work together in the treatment of their patients — not in isolation, as they often do today — and keep track of patients as they move among settings like private residences, hospitals and nursing homes. Moreover, our population is growing and aging; the American Academy of Family Physicians has estimated a shortfall of 40,000 primary care doctors by 2020. Given the years it takes to train a doctor, we need to start now.
Making medical school free would relieve doctors of the burden of student debt and gradually shift the work force away from specialties and toward primary care. It would also attract college graduates who are discouraged from going to medical school by the costly tuition.
incentive  capitalism  education  healthcare  economics  opportunity  cost 
may 2011 by asterisk2a
New York Startups Rise With Finance Talent - Bloomberg
“You’re seeing a real shift in people’s decision making,” she said. “While a lot of corporate jobs have dried up because of the economy, you’re seeing more and more people plunge into entrepreneurship. Because, at the end of the day, the opportunity cost is so much lower. They can either graduate college and not get a job and sit around, or they can start a business.”
economics  economy  USA  opportunity  cost  entrepreneurship  greatrecession  2011  startup  advice 
may 2011 by asterisk2a
Exploiting Chaos -- and Celebrating Failure - BusinessWeek
"In times of chaos," Gutsche writes, "the deck gets reshuffled and the rules of the game are changed. To thrive, companies must learn not to create structure and stability, but rather, to adapt quickly." Gutsche offers readers four tactics to improve their ability to adapt quickly: develop a culture of revolution, identify opportunities by trend hunting, use proven innovation practices such as ideation and prototyping, and create viral marketing.
chaos  change  trends  evolution  business  failure  opportunity  innovation 
october 2009 by asterisk2a

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