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Why the myth of a perfect meritocracy is so pernicious  - Vox
"I mentioned a study in the book that is quite chilling on this point. It found that kids from lower-income families who scored in the top quartile on math tests in the eighth grade were less likely to graduate from college than students who scored in the bottom quartile in math but happened to be born into homes in which their parents were in the top third of income distribution."
wealth  wealth-income-distribution  analysis  politics-philosophies-republicans  poverty 
december 2017 by daguti
Why Education is a Limited Determinant of Mobility - The Atlantic
Also see the following two bookmarks, which are somewhat related to this topic.

https://pinboard.in/u:daguti/b:7f9ed8183ecd (You're More Likely To Inherit Your Dad's Social Status Than His Height : science)

https://pinboard.in/u:daguti/b:c72f8e15566c (Movin' On Up? That May Depend On Your Last Name : NPR)

"Rothstein, however, found little evidence to support that premise. Instead, he found that differences in local labor markets—for example, how similar industries can vary across different communities—and marriage patterns, such as higher concentrations of single-parent households, seemed to make much more of a difference than school quality. He concludes that factors like higher minimum wages, the presence and strength of labor unions, and clear career pathways within local industries are likely to play more important roles in facilitating a poor child’s ability to rise up the economic ladder when they reach adulthood."
education  poverty  public-policy  family  society  culture  wealth-income-distribution 
october 2017 by daguti
4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford
Notice how the "poorer" two don't plan about money - it "happens" to them, while the other two are all about planning, thinking ahead, making their money work for them. Certainly highlights Earl Nightingale's quote: "You become what you think about."
wealth  poverty  analysis  money  society  culture  money-retirement 
june 2016 by daguti
The truth behind Jeb Bush's 'free stuff' remark - CNN.com
"Citizens in much of Europe can avail themselves of generous paid family leave, free child care, free university education and inexpensive (and universal) health coverage, all paid for through taxes. The result is societies that have significantly lower inequality than we do, not because they aren't capitalist (they are) but because government policy ameliorates the inequality that unfettered capitalism brings." ..............."So why do Republicans say this "free stuff" kind of thing so often? The main reason is the simplest one: they believe it. Beyond that, it serves to justify the prevailing distribution of income, wealth and privileges. If we can believe this narrative -- that the one percent got where it is through nothing more than its hard work and strength of character, and that those who are struggling financially are in that position only because of their sloth and moral deficiency -- then there's no need to change anything about how our system works."
politics-philosophies-republicans  poverty  wealth-income-distribution  capitalism-done-right  capitalism  analysis  countries-continents-europe  hypocrisy 
june 2016 by daguti
High economic inequality leads higher-income individuals to be less generous : science
resources-scarcity = See the comment by B0NERSTORM " I wonder if this applies to other resources like time. Do people with more time on their hands become less generous with it?
wealth-income-distribution  psychology-wealth-power  poverty  resources-scarcity 
december 2015 by daguti
One big reason Congress ignores the poor: they don't vote : politics
politics-money-in = In this case, in addition to fact that the poor don't vote, the lack of their money in politics makes them easy to ignore.
poverty  politics  government  politics-money-in 
october 2015 by daguti
Can't Afford School? Girls Learn To Negotiate The Harvard Way: #15Girls : Goats and Soda : NPR
"For a poor country like Zambia, these small choices matter. World Bank research shows that if girls in developing countries complete high school, there's a better chance they'll earn more and their kids will go further. The choices of teenage girls can have a socioeconomic impact across generations."
poverty  education  long-term-thinking  communication-negotiation  countries-continents-africa  large-systems 
october 2015 by daguti
Novena-Chanel Davies, The Equilibrium Coach... - Novena-Chanel Davies, The Equilibrium Coach
The story of Weeksville (before Black Wall Street) - this ties in with the link I bookmarked 2015-09-16 "How Segregation Destroys Black Wealth"
race  poverty  history  nyc 
september 2015 by daguti
6 welfare myths we all need to stop believing
""Are people as concerned about how the military spends their tax dollars or how much money we give to Amtrak?" Mink says. "A very small percentage of the federal budget is consumed by welfare spending..." Your tax dollars aren't going to waste. These programs are helping families survive, not thrive."
poverty  myth-busting 
july 2015 by daguti
People in Power Are Quick To Call Out Injustice When They Are Harmed : Shots - Health News : NPR
This reminds me of the NPR article about how lack of a certain resource will cause you to make bad decisions in relation to that resource... creating a downward spiral, for example, of finances.... Very similar psychological thing going on here.
psychology-wealth-power  wealth-income-distribution  wealth  power  poverty 
june 2015 by daguti
Shoes That Grow - Album on Imgur
Guy Invents Sandals That’ll Grow 5 Sizes In 5 Years To Help Millions Of Poor Children
shoes  poverty  inventions 
april 2015 by daguti
Poverty, Inc. Official Trailer - (2014) : Documentaries
Interesting comments. "True poverty is the function of policy, not lack of economic output." ............ "I have read this letter from Bill Gates, and I implore you to do some research at other factors at work in these economies he is choosing to highlight. The single biggest driver of wealth creation in Africa today, is Chinese investment in infrastructure and business. They have built more roads and railroads in southern Africa, made more real investment in these economies than western countries have done since Victorian times."
movies-to-watch-documentaries  poverty 
february 2015 by daguti
Poverty, Inc. Official Trailer - YouTube
"I don't know of any Third World countries who received so much aid that they suddenly became First World countries." .............. Reddit comments are informative: http://www.reddit.com/r/Documentaries/comments/2qd3pv/poverty_inc_official_trailer_2014/
movies-to-watch-documentaries  poverty  counterintuitive 
december 2014 by daguti
Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success : NPR Ed : NPR
"There's plenty of evidence on the long-term importance of preschool. But why math? Morris says a 2013 study by Greg Duncan, at the University of California, Irvine's School of Education, showed that math knowledge at the beginning of elementary school was the single most powerful predictor determining whether a student would graduate from high school and attend college. "We think math might be sort of a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term," Morris says."
mathematics  children  childrearing  teaching  poverty  counterintuitive 
december 2014 by daguti
NFL Player With Former $37.5 Million Contract Leaves Career To Help Feed Needy
Jason Brown, formerly of the NFL, left it all to start a farm focused on helping the needy.
amazing  sports-football  poverty  life-affirming 
december 2014 by daguti
Disrespecting the Poor | Ian Welsh
It costs more (whether in time or in money) to be poor. "The poor spend time to save money; the rich spend money to save time."
poverty  wealth  analysis  respect-and-civility 
december 2014 by daguti
Economists Say We Should Tax The Rich At 90 Percent: "A 90 percent top marginal tax rate doesn’t mean that if you make $450,000, you are going to pay $405,000 in federal income taxes. Americans have a well-documented trouble understanding the notion of
INSIGHT: And this is how the rich & rich apologists take advantage to spread their retarded message: They take advantage of the fact that people don't understand marginal tax rates, estate taxes, other things and they make it sound like everyone pays those taxes. It's the only way they can get non-wealthy (i.e. the majority) to side with them. Grimy bastards. .............. "Economists Say We Should Tax The Rich At 90 Percent: "A 90 percent top marginal tax rate doesn’t mean that if you make $450,000, you are going to pay $405,000 in federal income taxes. Americans have a well-documented trouble understanding the notion of marginal tax rates."" ............................... poverty = Lots of the top comments discussing poverty. ............... One of the best explanations of marginal tax rate & deductions: http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/2k05zr/economists_say_we_should_tax_the_rich_at_90/clh6cgz
explanation-simplification  wealth-income-distribution  poverty  me-stuff  me-stuff-foundational-influence  taxes-as-a-concept 
october 2014 by daguti
New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Called A Disgrace : NPR
Developers get tax credits for creating some affordable units within a building, so they build a "poor door" through which the "poor" residents have to enter, so as to not inconvenience the wealthy tenants.
wealth-income-distribution  wealth  poverty 
august 2014 by daguti
Right in the feels... - Imgur
Gregory Kloehn goes dumpster diving - not because he's poor or homeless, but because he uses the materials he collects to build tiny (tent-sized) houses for homless people.
poverty  art  architecture  photos  life-affirming 
may 2014 by daguti
2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation
"I’ll get to Africa in a moment, but first let’s look at the broader trend around the world, going back a half-century. Fifty years ago, the world was divided in three: the United States and our Western allies; the Soviet Union and its allies; and everyone else. I was born in 1955 and grew up learning that the so-called First World was well off or “developed.” Most everyone in the First World went to school, and we lived long lives. We weren't sure what life was like behind the Iron Curtain, but it sounded like a scary place. Then there was the so-called Third World—basically everyone else. As far as we knew, it was filled with people who were poor, didn't go to school much, and died young. Worse, they were trapped in poverty, with no hope of moving up. The statistics bear out these impressions. In 1960, almost all of the global economy was in the West. Per capita income in the United States was about $15,000 a year.1 (That’s income per person, so $60,000 a year for a family of 4.)"
poverty  large-systems  people-bill-gates 
january 2014 by daguti
Ohio Governor Defies G.O.P. With Defense of Social Safety Net - NYTimes.com
Wow, Republicans might be falling out of love with the Tea Party ideology and growing brains.... but if you read further, this newfound compassion seems to be a reaction to the humiliating defeat he suffered 2 years prior.
amazing  poverty  politics-philosophies-republicans 
october 2013 by daguti
structural violence | Structural Violence
Also see: http://www.structuralviolence.org/structural-violence/ --------- In trying to find this, I searched for the terms: institutional violence, institutional disrespect, as well as the same with institutionalized --- also societal violence, societal disrespect. Hopefully the poverty and respect tags that I added will help me find this in the future.
society  culture  crime-violence  poverty  respect-and-civility  me-stuff  bureaucracy  society-violence-structural 
july 2013 by daguti
Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Video on TED.com
First heard this on the TED Radio Hour (http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/) ....... Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.
paradigm-shifts-outsiders-change-the-game  charity  paradigm-shifts  tedtalks  counterintuitive  poverty 
july 2013 by daguti
Wealthy People and Families: What is it like to be discreetly wealthy? - Quora
poverty, capitalism = see the answer by Anon User starting with "Not directly related to the topic, but it does speak to our motivations..."
capitalism  poverty  wealth 
february 2013 by daguti
Seth's Blog: Marketing to the bottom of the pyramid
I read this and I logically get it, but this is going to require another read-through and a deeper understanding.
people-seth-godin  marketing  large-systems  long-term-thinking  poverty  marketplace 
may 2011 by daguti
A Life on the Streets, Captured on Twitter - NYTimes.com
leadership = Awesome example of effective leadership:

"“We had the idea to use social media to help out the homeless,” said one of the interns, Rosemary Melchoir. “One goal was to increase the interaction between homeless people and the community around them.”
The agency gave her and her two partners, Robert Weeks and Willy Wang, $1,000 and this directive: “Do something good, famously.” They created a Web site called Underheard in New York, whose goal is to “help homeless New Yorkers speak for themselves through Twitter.”"
social-media  poverty  marketing-social-media-campaigns  leadership  amazing 
february 2011 by daguti
The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV
You haven't heard the "Beyond Vietnam" speech on network news retrospectives, but national media heard it loud and clear back in 1967 — and loudly denounced it. Life magazine called it "demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi." The Washington Post patronized that "King has diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people."
people-martin-luther-king-jr  poverty  wealth  society  economics  history 
january 2010 by daguti
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