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Budget 2017: Hammond to tell us the Brexit vote could have been worse | Business | The Guardian
consumers carried on spending and businesses continued to expand.

The picture for the public finances is also looking rosier compared with Hammond’s maiden autumn statement in November. [...] But here’s what the chancellor will not tell you: living costs have gone up and will continue to do so. The poorest will be hit hardest as the cost of essentials such as food and heating take a growing chunk out of already tight family budgets. Wages will struggle to match rises in inflation and the government’s benefit cuts mean that incomes will fall for the poorest people in Britain. In short, unless the government does something significant to improve living standards this week, inequality will start rising again.
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
Homelessness expected to rise further as Government scraps housing benefit for young people | The Independent
cutting benefits will push up payments and cost of homelessness, destitution, drug abuse, crime, etc. - - Getting rid of housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds won't even save us that much money – it's ideological cruelty
When just 11,000 people will be affected (small fry in financial terms), it’s hard to escape the conclusion that the goal isn’t really to help people at all, but to punish them
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
The Growth Trap
[ growing for growth sake! vs growing in a world/area that is not conducive to grow ] When Twitter went public in 2013, its stock soared and its value jumped to $25 billion. Its founders and early investors got rich. But since then, the company has been considered a failure, despite the fact that it boasts 320 million active users, because it's not growing fast enough. Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity," talks to Steve Paikin about why he sees the push for more growth as dangerous. // true capitalists (shareholder, crony, greedy) w/o self-regulation or governance extract all the value there is to extract and then leave, dispersing it to the few who already have [...] WE MUST REWRITE THE RULES OF THE GROWTH GAME ITSELF! [...] you want to optimise the economy based on velocity of money (circulation of money), not share price and value extraction [...]
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
This Letting Agent Admits The Housing Shortage Is Good News For Landlords - BuzzFeed News
[ Lord Adair Turner book & Richard Koo; banks tend 2 lend 2 property & land rather than productivity/businesses. risk averse, if the family cant pay the mortgage any more, than at least u have not lost all the money! less risky! Its also partly rentier behaviour of banks. // also BOE has to be concerned about future disposable income; rent & utilities eating up 50%-75% of income thus less for consumption! ] “Landlords’ balance sheets are looking healthier than at any point since 2014, and property investors are looking at an excellent rate of return from their portfolios.” Gill warned that changes to stamp duty announced in chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and due to take effect on 1 April – people selling buy-to-let investments will pay an extra 3% – were bad news for landlords. But overall, the “consistent and developing lack of housing for across all tenures, for a spiralling population” meant the level of demand for rental properties would not reduce, he said.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Under-40s worse off as result of state pension changes, data shows | Money | The Guardian
[ how do you save up when you can afford housing (nor even a mortgage, have credit cards (drinks and presents), and student loan. all the while tories help to prop-up the property bubble, the only wealth uk households actually have! ] Most people now in their teens, 20s and 30s will be worse off as a result of changes to the state pension system, while millions of older people will gain, according to the government’s own figures. The data will fuel concern that millions of younger people are suffering from the effects of what has been dubbed “intergenerational unfairness”, partly caused by the government targeting money and resources at the older generation. DWP issued the data to back up its assertion that the introduction of the new flat-rate state pension in April “will make millions of people better off” – but the figures also provide stark confirmation that younger people will be losers from the changes.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Disabled students fear loss of essential support - BBC News
[ easy thing to move double digit spend off balance sheet onto someone else's - Career Politicians trick ] "Disabled students should be allowed equal opportunities to non-disabled students and to put it bluntly, the cuts to DSA limit our futures. "Having discussed the cuts to DSA with deaf and other disabled students I have seen a trend in a loss of hope. These students, myself included, feel disregarded by the government and our access to higher education has been unjustly restricted." [...] The National Union of Students fears small, specialised institutions will struggle to meet the costs. Disabled students' officer Maddy Kirkman said the changes risked inconsistency in support and complained the government had ignored these concerns. [...] The Green party said the changes amounted to a £70m cut to support for disabled students. [...] She warned that disabled students could "fall into a no man's land" with government and universities each claiming it is the other's responsibility.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Best way to spread veganism - Gary Yourofsky - YouTube
intrinsic motivation - autonomy, purpose, master // &! identity! group, group pressure, peer group. nobody likes 2 stick out like a clown, especially if one isnt a true clown that cant debate & argue & is activist 4 clownism // &! like boogie, people dont want 2 change because they gave up on themselves & are in a comfortable position (change is moving out of ur comfort zone & staying out of comfort zone till u get 2 a new normal & the discomfort becomes the new comfort, the new u) - - even prospects of ur certain death or pain of other beings is not enough 4 people to change. so lazy got society. so addicted 2 quick fix, no effort changes PR Spin 'it just melts ur fat way' messages selling u pills, dvds, trips, seminars, books. minimal 2 no effort messages inundated. not just "Dieting." also get rich thing, passive income, entrepreneur, marketing & affiliate & social media thing, love thing, self-help books. //&! &!
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
One Map Shows Just How Expensive College Can Be for Students Making Minimum Wage
[S]ubstantial evidence that lack of information plays a critical role in shaping the financial decisions people make. Consider how a vast majority of people who are currently defaulting on their student loans in the U.S. would be able to halt their financial suffering if they knew they could enroll in an income-based repayment plan that would shrink or eliminate their monthly payments. This map goes some way toward explaining why low-income students are less likely to enroll in college. If the idea that college is a risky investment is something thats gaining traction in well-to-do circles, then surely people who hail from less fortunate backgrounds are even more inclined to think the potential price is too high. // could be seen as balance sheet recession: rising cost of education - & on other side - unable 2 pay w job u can get (asset value). Education is mispriced in UK/USA in a new world going forward! >>
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Thom Hartmann "The Crash of 2016" - YouTube
7:10 American Dream not abt being Super Rich, part of 1%, self-made millionaire. American Dream is abt live a good life, meaningful work. Launch children into world. Edu. Vacation. & Left over 4 retirement. having a voice; Workers Union. Health Care. Some little savings. Retirement Fund. // Wages did not keep up with productivity gains, if they had, minimum wage would be about $22! - // 1trn$ in student loans/debt! that is what post-war gen had in assets! // (neoliberalism and neoconservative) Think Tanks; like Kato Institute, produce papers that are pushed to media 'getting our message across' (control media), also control over our justice system, & control over our education (our story, ie X Prof and read Ayan Rand). // Middle Class once invested in college & university. Was seen as intellectual class, society pillar. Till the last 32 years. // cites Fourth Turning book! // re-peat of 1929, = GFC // &! &!
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Paul Mason: what they aren't telling you about work - YouTube
hollowing out // automation - vs - skill & problem solving (figuring out how to automate/put something together/create new) - vs - end of the chain work (low end, manual, repetitive, service...) // within the next 20 years, 47% of jobs in developed world could be replaced by robots/automation/machines // Future of Work is about problem solving, not putting (end of the chain) things together. figuring out the new, making the new, making something better, more efficient, faster, better quality, ... // and as it stands now, those who reap the rewards will be few. and gov policy, ie tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax code, fairness, --- gains have to be shared.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate | Environment | The Guardian
We are heading fast in the wrong direction despite the world gearing up to approve new sustainable development goals and a new climate accord [...] The world enters ecological ‘overshoot’ this year on 13 August, six days earlier than last year. All the world’s production and consumption for the rest of the year, this suggests, then runs up an environmental deficit beyond nature’s ability to regenerate itself and safely absorb our economic waste. It’s a highly conservative estimate, based on the best data available. // no amount of profits/money can't buy us a 2nd earth in 30 years. // Stop burning fossil fuels now: there is no CO2 'technofix', scientists warn - - Researchers have demonstrated that even if a geoengineering solution to CO2 emissions could be found, it wouldn’t be enough to save the oceans
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Staatsverschuldung als Problem der Generationengerechtigkeit | Lars P. Feld | SWR Tele-Akademie - YouTube
henry paulson and tim geithner said they are in a moral hazard. put it the way to either nationalise (aka the end of American Dream, Failure part of capitalism) or bailout (gov loans and co like TARP). Rather the moral hazard was to either put current and future unborn generation in debt servitude they had nothing to do with and keep criminals private with all its benefits. Or really give a warning shot a privatise banks and end the profligacy of crony capitalism and Wall Streets shareholder value creation only and profit maximisation - without consequences. // and Europe looks towards USA and did the same; made banks whole again (because they were really - TBTF - and would pushed some EU countries into Great Depression/Insolvency. especially France & Belgium where bank liabilities were too big for public balance sheet) and took some of the debt onto its public balance sheet (and gave bailout loans) to be served by current & future unborn generation.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Who Will Pay? Austerity vs. Bailouts | Greece, Europe and The Euro! - YouTube
have to be held accountable >> bankers! but have not, just transfered private debt/losses onto public balance sheet which no has to paid down by the weakest of society and collectively by less public investment for the future (output gap/lower productivity) ie into infrastructure and education // stealing from the young // policy making by comfort and trinkets - George Osborne // moral hazard - the options they choose - paulson geithner summers and co made the tbtf and jail even worse! instead should have chosen partial privatization // sold off our future for keeping the gangsters "private" - get out of jail free card for what reason? because it would be not American? American means to be WALL STREET crony capitalistic greed with tax evasion and lobbying to the tunes of millions - your judge - that judges on you whether you get a free out of jail card?! // who will suffer in the end? the public and the weakest of society and unborn! period. long-term. // &!
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Antisemitismus bei Schülern aus Nazi-Zeit besonders verbreitet - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Der Level an Fremdenfeindlichkeit war bei den Menschen, die in der Nazizeit die Schule besuchten, im Durchschnitt zwei- bis dreimal höher als bei den übrigen Befragten", berichtet Hans-Joachim Voth. Es hat ihn selbst erstaunt, dass die antisemitische Haltung auch 50 Jahre nach Ende der nationalsozialistischen Herrschaft anhielt. "Es ist also nicht nur so, dass die Nazi-Propaganda damals in der Schulzeit funktionierte, sie hat das Denken und die innere Haltung der Menschen nachhaltig beeinflusst", sagt Voth. [...] Stammten die Deutschen aus Orten, in denen bereits traditionell eine sehr nationalsozialistische Kultur herrschte, war auch die negative Haltung der Bewohner gegenüber Juden stärker ausgeprägt. Dies zeigte der Vergleich von Geburtsort und Wahlerfolgen der Nationalsozialisten im "Dritten Reich".
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares -
[ nurture over nature ] via // &! via "Based on the earnings records of millions of families that moved with children, it finds that poor children who grow up in some cities and towns have sharply better odds of escaping poverty than similar poor children elsewhere. The feelings heard across Baltimore’s recent protests — of being trapped in poverty — seem to be backed up by the new data. Among the nation’s 100 largest counties, the one where children face the worst odds of escaping poverty is the city of Baltimore, the study found. [...] How neighborhoods affect children “has been a quandary with which social science has been grappling for decades,” [...] “This delivers the most compelling evidence yet that neighborhoods matter in a really big way.” &! Obama on Letterman -
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Volkswagen: Kommentar zu Rücktritt von Piëch und Ehefrau - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Symptom (first cracks) of an Industry and Industrial Might at the Top of its Power. Fall from grace. Industrial Revolution gets ousted by Industrial Revolution 2.0 (3D Printing, Share Economy, Marketplaces (tradesy, poshmark for fashion), Millennials (preferring not to have possessions and idle assets with low utilisation rates, its about experiences.), Software eats the world, Robotics, Automation, Future of Work, Mobile Creatives. Detroit was the beginning. China, BRIC, Emerging Market/Frontier Market Car consumption is only a buffer and will quickly adopt new generational change seen in western world towards not buying. Status Anxiety/Selbstdarstellung happens now on the Platforms of the internet/Phone. 2nd/3rd photo of your new car is becoming boring & stale. &! &! Chronologie des VW-Machtkampfs: Das Golfsrudel [...] Der Machtkampf bei Deutschlands größtem Autokonzern wird immer verworrener. &! &!
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Wenn keiner Omas Haus will: Verlassen und verramscht | 45 Min | NDR - YouTube
... weil es keine Arbeit hier gibt. ... und min 30 ... people still build new houses in rural areas. same promise, to leave it behind for the kids. ... problem is, of this old investment ethos, property, is that isn't valid anymore. a house is not a investment. it is something to live in. not an investment vehicle. ... generational change: globalisation, people work where work is.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED
Our kids learn within a system of education devised for a world that increasingly does not exist. To become a chef, a lawyer, a philosopher or an engineer, has always been a matter of learning what these professionals do, how and why they do it, and some set of general facts that more or less describe our societies and our selves. We pass from kindergarten through twelfth grade, from high school to college, from college to graduate and professional schools, ending our education at some predetermined stage to become the chef, or the engineer, equipped with a fair understanding of what being a chef, or an engineer, actually is and will be for a long time. We “learn,” and after this we “do.” We go to school and then we go to work. This approach does not map very well to personal and professional success in America today. Learning and doing have become inseparable in the face of conditions that invite us to discover.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Why firms don't want you to be brilliant at your job
The last reason is the one that troubles me most. It may not be true that the partners are miles dimmer than the graduates. It is just that the two can't talk to each other, and so are blind to each other's strengths. It was always the case that the old and the young sometimes struggled to understand each other at work, but now it is more true than ever. [...] The graduate trainees joining this year will be among the first to have grown up on the internet, which means they communicate differently, think differently, acquire knowledge differently and do different things with it. They look at the partners and see slowness - the partners look at them and feel sad about their limited vocabulary, and wonder if they have ever read a book.
work  environment  people  management  team  management  management  Personal  HR  human  resources  Millennials  generational  change  babyboomers  generationy  beyond  workplace  drama  workplace  Future  of  knowledge  worker  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  workforce 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Getting Some 'Me' Time: Why Millennials Are So Individualistic : NPR
The 2014 Clark Established Adult Poll found that the top three markers for adulthood were accepting responsibility for self, financial independence and making independent decisions. Twenge first encountered this rise in individualism when she was doing a project on gender roles in the 1990s. Both women and men scored high on this masculine scale that includes highly individualistic traits, such as being independent, relying on yourself, being a leader, etc. Twenge began studying other traits such as self-esteem and extroversion and recognized a pattern that these traits were all increasing over time. "You have emerging adulthood — taking more time to find yourself in your 20s," Twenge says. "By definition that is an individualistic pursuit. 'I want to have that time to myself before I settle down.' That is one that is unknown in traditional collectivist societies." [... thus, give people time, no turbo abi ...]
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Henrik Müller über Wirtschaftswachstum 2014: Die Pessimisten sind los - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Schwulenparagraf 175: Zeitzeuge Klaus Born musste ins Gefängnis - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Thomas Piketty: on tour with the 'rock-star economist' -video | Business |
Thomas Piketty. funny thing, at this meeting in min 3. no handshake, no spreading germs. less sick days. ;) ... +++ Faisal Islam on The Default Line - video interview - || + Michael Lewis: the stock market is rigged – video interview - ||
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Why Americans Are Moving Less: New Jobs Aren't Worth It - Richard Florida - The Atlantic Cities
[symptom of the working poor and squeezed middle class and wage stagnation || + + + // Americans are moving less—and not as far—because it's not nearly as worthwhile economically. Most moves are local, from neighborhood to neighborhood in the same city or county, and are largely driven by seeking better housing or more proximity to family and friends. But long-distance moves between states are different. These interstate moves are typically driven by those seeking better job opportunities. Since the 1980s, neither the job opportunities nor the potential for better wages have made such moves worth it, according to the study. It finds that by 2013 the rate of interstate relocations had fallen 51 percent below its 1948 to 1971 average levels, the peak years for such longer-distance moves.
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april 2014 by asterisk2a
SPIEGEL.TV - Landflucht der Deutschen
+ property price bubble in cities. but no end in sight because underlying trend is demographic change and the move to the city, the move where employers are. thus it is a generational change, a change that is structural, ...
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
The Whale Warehouse - AudioVision Ep. 1 on Vimeo
why are we collect, hoard stuff? because it's nice to have something of order in a world of chaos and rapid change. - turkish novelist orhan pamuk. and because the world around us is chaos. this specific "order" give people sense of meaning, belonging, sense of control. thus makes people less sad. 2-3 or more items tell a story.
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february 2014 by asterisk2a
Generation Y und die Arbeitswelt: Die Andersmacher - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Generation Y, das sind doch diese Traumtänzer, die keine Lust auf Karriere haben und am liebsten eine Auszeit nach der anderen nehmen würden - stimmt's? Nö, stimmt nicht. Die wollen nur das, was man nicht von ihnen erwartet. Und interessieren sich kaum für Statussymbole. [...] "Typisch", sagen an dieser Stelle Soziologen, Personalchefs, Psychologen. Sie haben sich längst ein Bild von Menschen wie Nina gemacht, von diesen jungen Leuten, die derzeit auf dem Arbeitsmarkt ihr Glück suchen. Sie haben ihnen viele Namen verpasst: Digital Natives, Generation Praktikum, Millennials, Generation Y. Keine Altersklasse wird derzeit so fleißig erforscht wie Akademiker zwischen 25 und 35 Jahren. Und kaum einer Altersklasse werden so viele Etiketten angeheftet: Faulpelze, Weicheier, Traumtänzer, Dickköpfe, Selbstverwirklicher, Facebook-Junkies. Aber auch: Alleskönner, Multitasker, Weltverbesserer, Teamplayer.
gesellschaft  jugend  soziologie  generationy  generational  change  millenials  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  western  lifestyle  western  society  Statussymbol  social  study  social  science  social  society  digitalnatives  sociology  psychology  work  life  balance  Sinnsuche  Spiritual  spirituality 
december 2013 by asterisk2a
▶ BNV 2013 Finals Round #4 - Washington D C - YouTube
via This is poetry from the Brave New Voices Grand Slam Finals 2013 round 4 in Washington, D.C. The 4 incredibly talented girls, from left to right, are: Hannah Halpern (@hanhalp), Amina Iro (@FlipsHijab), Reina Privado (@PoetryAndCurls), and Asha Gardner (@AshaGPoet) and they are a part of the DC Youth Slam Team. You can go and "like" DC Youth Slam Team on Facebook here if ya fancy it, too. Go and tell them how awesome they are on Twitter! // + /watch?v=zQucWXWXp3k + /watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc
millennials  Social  Media  gender  inequality  generationy  Poetry  gender  asymmetry  gender  role  stereotype  generational  change  gender  policing  feminism  gender  politics  feminist  gender  equality  gender  non-conforming 
october 2013 by asterisk2a
Britische Mittelschicht-Kinder werden ärmer sein als Eltern - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Staatliche Förderung erreicht nur die Allerärmsten Dem "Observer" zufolge kommt die Studie zu dem Schluss, dass vor allem die Kinder der unteren Mittelklasse vom materiellen Abstieg bedroht seien. Ihre Eltern seien nicht arm genug, um die Kriterien für eine besondere Förderung durch den Staat zu erfüllen - aber auch nicht wohlhabend genug, um ihren Kindern ein sorgenfreies Leben zu garantieren. [...] Demnach sei es eine Kombination von erheblichen Schulden in Folge hoher Schul- und Studiengebühren, hoher Immobilienpreise und unsicherer Arbeitsverhältnisse.
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october 2013 by asterisk2a
Erwachsen erst mit 25 statt mit 18 laut Psychologen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Generation Vielleicht, Generation Konjunktiv - diese Titel beschreiben ganz gut die Haltung und das Dilemma, in dem sich die jungen Menschen heute befinden, sagt der Psychoanalytiker und Buchautor Holger Salge. "Auf der einen Seite wird die Welt immer anspruchsvoller, verlangt mehr Flexibilität und fordert Kompetenzen. Auf der anderen Seite will ein großer Anteil einer ganzen Generation nicht erwachsen werden", kritisiert Salge, der den Bereich Psychotherapie Spätadoleszenter und junger Erwachsener an der Sonnenberg Klinik in Stuttgart leitet. [...] Der Psychoanalytiker Holger Salge vermutet einen anderen Grund: "Meine persönliche Hypothese ist, dass die Welt heutzutage mehr Angst macht, weil sie unübersichtlicher ist". Eltern könnten sich deshalb schlechter von ihren Kindern trennen, aber auch die Kinder würden nur ungern ihr kuscheliges Umfeld verlassen wollen.
generational  change  millennials  generationy 
september 2013 by asterisk2a
▶ Insatiability, and the 15-hour week - YouTube
comparing yourself to others, you never have enough. what is the purpose. is there enough? *Aristotle Leisure - educating people about Leisure. >> periods of time where your choices dominate. to develop your personal projects. Anglo Saxon work environment - work seeps though at home though laptops and mobile phones with work mailboxes. Germany has more strict boundaries of work because of its work ethic. Measure human well being. (GDP)
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september 2013 by asterisk2a
▶ Angela Merkel gegen Gleichstellung Homosexueller bei Adoption - Wahlarena der ARD 09.09.2013 - YouTube
Deutschland tut sich schwer mit der Gleichstellung. Haelfte der Deutschen waehlt 2013 conservativ. Angela Merkel "ich bin unsicher wenn es um das wohl der kinder geht." Obwhol doch studien gezeigt haben weltweit das es keine unterschiede gibt. "ohne das ich jemanden diskriminieren moechte." das tun sie aber sehr wohl frau Merkel. sehr wohl! sie greiffen jene persohnen an in ihrere menschenwuerde und familien wunsch. + /watch?v=IZ3KgYLQEFo "ich glaube" /watch?v=n2kHmlisVJw
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september 2013 by asterisk2a
Introduction | Heat | FRONTLINE | PBS
"We seem incapable of grasping what's at stake here, perhaps because so much is at stake. Addressing this really means reinventing the engine of our lives -- which is fossil fuels." - Global Warming is bigger than any of us on this planet right now. Because it will not only impact our life's in 20-30 year. It also impacts the life's of generations to come. If you ever wanted to be remembered in history, now is your time. -
complexity  globalwarming  climate  science  generational  change  millenials  weather  extreme  unintended  consequences  generationy  climatechange  extreme  weather  climate  change  global  warming 
april 2013 by asterisk2a
Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America : NPR
The latest polls indicate 58 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage. In 1977, that number was 13 percent. One researcher says that jump in support isn't the result of a generational gap — it's that many who once opposed gay marriage have changed their minds or softened their opposition. - gay rights movement championed the individual rights. - many high profile people coming out of closet may have contributed to the "normal" image of gay people and gay relationships. plus high profile hetero people have gay friends and turn into a public ally.
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march 2013 by asterisk2a
Druckenmiller: "I See A Storm Coming" | Zero Hedge
Stanley Druckenmiller - skin in the game // "a storm coming, maybe bigger than the storm we had in 2008, 2010." "society's short-term thinking" > current senior stealing from current generation and future seniors
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march 2013 by asterisk2a
Brynn Tannehill: Why 'LGB' and 'T' Belong Together
Sociologists categorize all of us as sexual minorities. One of the consequences of this is a phenomenon known as minority stress, which affects the LGB and T communities. [...] We still face discrimination and lack of protection at work. [...] Millennials, even those who identify as LGB, are much more comfortable with the idea of gender fluidity, and a "big tent" with LGBTTQQIA. [...] Minorities make up society. [...] [...]
LGBTQ  minority  society  sociology  generational  change  millennials  generationy  culture  LGBT 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
Life experiences put their stamp on the next generation: New insights from epigenetics
"Transgenerational Epigenetic Effects on Brain Functions" the trans-generational transmission of changes in the regulation of gene expression. In contrast, the epigenetic reactions to specific environments are designed to enable that organism to cope with that context. When these traits are passed to the next generation, it is as if the newborn arrives prepared for that specific environment. Problems arise when the epigenetic processes give rise to traits that are not adaptive for the offspring, such as heightened stress reactivity, or when the environment has changed.
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february 2013 by asterisk2a
Homo-Ehe in Frankreich: Parlament plant Marathondebatte über 14 Tage - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In Frankreich ist ein Glaubenskrieg entbrannt, quer durch die politischen Lager, gesellschaftlichen Gruppen und religiösen Organisationen.

> divide Religion from Politics and Public Policy making !!!
> as long as it doesn't hurt somebody else (legitemately), see liberalism JS mill

Plus "Nur die Gleichstellung von Homos und Heteros unter dem Begriff des Traditionsbegriffs "Ehe" gilt als nicht hinnehmbar, und die Frage der Adoption für Homo-Paare spaltet Frankreich." Religion puts a Registered Trademark War for "marriage" on show. ""Widerspruch gegen die Natur und die Gebote der Kirche""
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january 2013 by asterisk2a
Five Reasons Why Urban Farming is the Most Important Movement of our Time | Environment on GOOD
the front garden got to become practical ...
practicality key attribute for everything in the future
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january 2013 by asterisk2a
Sexismus-Debatte: Übergriffe sind alltäglich - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Vordergründig geht es um dumme Sprüche, in Wahrheit geht es um Macht

Die Debatte steht erst am Anfang, sie muss weitergehen. "Lasst uns über Machtstrukturen reden", twittert Maurizio Cavaliere (@macava) und bringt es auf den Punkt.
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january 2013 by asterisk2a
TEDxZurich - Molly Crockett - Drugs and morals - YouTube
- divisions between moral and ethical stances do divide people much more than anything else
- because values seem like facts, moral values are fixed
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january 2013 by asterisk2a
Comment: The Truth About Femmes / DIVA Magazine Lesbian Comment /

label noun brand, cachet, classification, description, docket, emblem, hallmark, identification, identification tag, insignia, mark, mark of identification, marker, sign, slip, stamp, sticker, superscription, tag, ticket

distinguish, ... identification,

LABEL. A narrow slip of paper or parchment, affixed to a deed or writing hanging at or out of the same.

- description for their lazy brains.
- Label is a narrow view about people
stereotype  LGBT  LGBTQ  label  society  culture  generational  change  millennials  generationy 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Generation LGBTQIA -
Rise of post gay-rights movement because of the lack of T&Q and other in real-world LGBT environement. Because gender-nonconforming (Non-Cis) people feel lost in a publicly L&G-only accepting world. YOU DON'T NEED TO UNDERSTAND to ACCEPT, as long as we do not hurt you. Welcome to LGBTQ+ ... !

If the gay-rights movement today seems to revolve around same-sex marriage, this generation is seeking something more radical: an upending of gender roles beyond the binary of male/female. The core question isn’t whom they love, but who they are — that is, identity as distinct from sexual orientation.

But what to call this movement? Whereas “gay and lesbian” was once used to lump together various sexual minorities — and more recently “L.G.B.T.” to include bisexual and transgender — the new vanguard wants a broader, more inclusive abbreviation. “Youth today do not define themselves on the spectrum of L.G.B.T.,”
LGBT  LGBTQ  gay  rights  gay  society  culture  generational  change  change  millennials  generationy  post  gay-rights  movement  transgender  same-sex  marriage  LGBTQIA  gender  identiy  gender  gender  role  feminism  liberal  liberalism  LGBTQ+ 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - I meet Tumblr whizz-kid David Karp
curation is a new, more accessible way to express yourself.

"We used to have a text blurb on our networks, the Geocities - a blank slate you hacked together; then MySpace where you had more structure but you could still hack it to pieces: it was ugly, but it was still very personal, if a little janky looking. Then we got Facebook and we left all that behind, everybody had the same vanilla page, in a big directory of other people."

MySpace went big, was bought by Rupert Murdoch and then declined. Facebook killed MySpace, went public at what looks like a massively over-valued price, and now faces big questions about how it will make money going forward.

Tumblr - and its rival "curating" platforms - are one clue as to what might, one day, if this is even thinkable, kill Facebook. Facebook, to me, is increasingly like a family living room at Christmas in the 1970s, with a lot of people I am supposed to be polite and friendly to.
generational  change  millennials  generationy  Twitter  myspace  Facebook  curator  curation  socialmedia  Tumblr 
november 2012 by asterisk2a
Burnout durch Arbeit - YouTube
People (employees) as pure resources that can be exchanged. Nothing more.

More, More, More. Productivity and efficiency gains. Performance compared up to the white of they eye.
competition  competitiveness  globalisation  generational  change  productivity  corporate  culture  Sociology  society  work  life  balance  capitalism  corporate  governance  burnout  HR  humanresources 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
Born Bankrupt: State of UK economy, part1/2 (24Aug12) - YouTube
Generational Theft. In-front of our eyes. Decline in-front of our eyes. Decline is subliminal.

Society's Contract, is broken. Society (baby boomers) is also bankrupt ethically and morally. Who are they to say what ought to be dome about the state of 'the system'!?

Part 2:

Book: Jilted Generation, Ed Howker (Author)
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august 2012 by asterisk2a
Julian Assange: Das Vertrauen in den Rechtsstaat ist zerbrochen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Westen versagt im Angesicht seiner Kritiker: Assange, Anonymous, Occupy - wer sich mit dem System anlegt, wird zum Straftäter erklärt und muss um seine Sicherheit fürchten.

Das System wird durch sein Geflecht aus Herrschaft und Interessen bestimmt und gehalten wird es durch die Überzeugung der stillschweigenden Mehrheit, dass alles seine Ordnung hat. Aber die Ordnung ist zerbrochen. Das Vertrauen ist zerbrochen.


USA isn't the greatest country on earth any more. That it is one amongst many. Barack Obama (any US President) would do good to acknowledge that and to speak it out loud - followed by a pledge to do better.

Decline is subliminal, decline happens in-front of our ears and eyes but we don't notice it till it is too late.
globalisation  generations  generational  change  decline  barackobama  presidency  whistle-blowers  accountability  transparency  government  governance  Europe  UK  USA  geopolitics  foreignaffairs  Politics  democracy  julianassange  Wikileaks  confidence  trustagent  trust 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
Bagehot: Generation Xhausted | The Economist
Begin with the early 20s, which across the recessionary West, but perhaps especially in Britain, with its high housing costs, are grimmer than in the past: 20-somethings are often indebted, jobless and stuck in an involuntarily protracted adolescence. The Office for National Statistics reckons that nearly 3m people between 20 and 34 were living with their parents last year, almost half a million more than in 1997.

The “sandwich generation”—caught between adolescent children and senescent parents—used to be in their mid-40s. Now the oldies are living and staying healthy for longer, and so requiring care later. Carers UK, a charity, calculates that the number of pensioners who are themselves carers (of either partners or their own ancient parents) is rising fast. Thus 55—an age when, in the past, people were liberated from immediate family obligations to rediscover fun—may soon be the new 45. The sandwich generation is getting stale.

And parents in late 30s; late family + career.
demography  demographics  relationships  well-being  happieness  generational  change  GFC  greatrecession  lostgeneration  lostdecade  babyboomers  generations  change  society  culture 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
Social Security vs. Private Retirement - YouTube
Is Social Security a good retirement plan? Economics professor Antony Davies shows that Americans stand to earn significantly less and assume more risk with Social Security than other investment options. According to Davies, taxpayers would be better off both in terms of financial security and return on investment by investing their money privately. Social security is extremely expensive, soon to be insolvent, and doesn't even offer taxpayers the most bang for their buck. For those reasons, Prof. Davies argues that it is time for the government to phase out Social Security. Davies' solution: the government should honor its obligations to current retirees while giving Americans the freedom to invest their money as they see fit.
governance  government  USA  contract  politics  generational  contract  social  contract  retirement  socialsecurity 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
The Go-Nowhere Generation -
in the past 30 years, someone has hit the brakes and Americans — particularly young Americans — have become risk-averse and sedentary. The timing is terrible. With an 8.3 percent unemployment rate and a foreclosure rate that would grab the attention of the Joads, young Americans are less inclined to pack up and move to sunnier economic climes.

The likelihood of 20-somethings moving to another state has dropped well over 40 percent since the 1980s, according to calculations based on Census Bureau data. The stuck-at-home mentality hits college-educated Americans as well as those without high school degrees. According to the Pew Research Center, the proportion of young adults living at home nearly doubled between 1980 and 2008, before the Great Recession hit. Even bicycle sales are lower now than they were in 2000. Today’s generation is literally going nowhere. This is the Occupy movement we should really be worried about.

Generation Y has become Generation Why Bother.
society  USA  riskaversion  change  generational  change  greatrecession  GFC  economic  mobility  social  mobility  millennials  generationy  generationx 
march 2012 by asterisk2a

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