Tag archive for ‘Socioeconomics’
News Brief On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

What If the Richest Person in Every Country Gave All Their Money to the Poor?

  We took a spattering of 42 countries with radically different demographics and economies, then compared the wealthiest individuals to the percentage of the populations living in poverty. By the More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Monday, June 22nd, 2015

WeShelter App Helps New Yorkers Help the Homeless

– – The new app called WeShelter combines new tech with charity. It lets New Yorkers help the homeless. If you are walking down a busy Manhattan street and see someone homeless, you can help just More...

News Brief On Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Did Bernie Sanders Exaggerate Income Inequality Claims?

– – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that “in America we now have more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth.” But FactCheck.org calls BS on this pointing out More...

Niva Goldberg On Friday, May 29th, 2015

A customer left a $2, 000 tip in a D.C. restaurant

A regular customer left a $2, 000 check for a $93 bill. The staff at a D.C. restaurant, “Blue 44”, was stuned. The customer came in on Monday to have some gumbo, which he particularly likes. More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, May 11th, 2015

New Study Shows Asians Discriminated Against in High Tech Board Rooms

– – A new study from the Ascend Foundation finds that while American high tech firms happily employ many Asian Americans, they do not tend to promote them to positions of management. The study More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Friday, May 8th, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: Inequality, Immigration, and Hypocrisy

CAMBRIDGE – Europe’s migration crisis exposes a fundamental flaw, if not towering hypocrisy, in the ongoing debate about economic inequality. Wouldn’t a true progressive support equal opportunity More...

Jewish Business News On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

From Earth Institute at Columbia University, Professor Jeffrey Sachs: Data for Development

NEW YORK – The data revolution is rapidly transforming every part of society. Elections are managed with biometrics, forests are monitored by satellite imagery, banking has migrated from branch offices More...

Jewish Business News On Friday, April 10th, 2015

Professor at Harvard Business School Michael Porter: Why Social Progress Matters

Economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and improved the lives of many more over the last half-century. Yet it is increasingly evident that a model of human development based More...

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