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The 10 most important things in the world right now - DINA SPECTOR MAY 22, 2015, 12:44 AM

Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Friday.

1. Islamic State fighters have seized the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and now control the  284 more words

Foreign Policy

McDonald’s faces worker pressure as shareholders meet - By Kim Gittleson BBC News, Chicago May 21st 2015

Workers and labour unions are stepping up their pressure on McDonald’s to raise the wages it pays workers.

Over 1,500 employees and supporters converged on the fast-food giant’s headquarters in Illinois on Wednesday. 335 more words

Income Inequality

Reason to cheer: The top 25 hedge fund managers earn more than all kindergarten teachers

President Obama, the Chief Inequality Fighter of the United States, in a recent address at Georgetown University discussed poverty and brought up yet another statistic: the top 25 hedge fund managers earned more ($11.6 billion) last year than all the 158,000 kindergarten teachers in the country ($8.5 billion) in 2012 (the latest data). 715 more words

Freedom

Hacking higher ed: Will Minerva upend the college model? - by Serene Fang May 15, 2015 2:30PM ET

A startup college aims to offer a top-notch education for half the price of elite universities

 

SAN FRANCISCO — Imagine a college without classrooms, classes without lectures and dormitories moved to a different city in a different country every semester. 343 more words

Lifestyle

This is how the right wing dies: The GOP has rigged the game for the rich, again - HEATHER COX RICHARDSON SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015 03:00 AM PDT

Reactionaries have a hammerlock on power, now. Last time GOP rewrote rules for the 1 percent, trust-busters emerged

If the past is any guide, a new, progressive Republican Party is taking shape. 513 more words

Politics

The New Economic Issue: Susan Milligan May 2015

In 2008, the downward-spiraling economy was a unifying issue for presidential candidates, voters, workers and corporate executives alike. There were disagreements about who was at fault, and what should be done to fix it, but those differences paled in comparison to the universal reaction to the frightening reality: the global economy was on the verge of a meltdown, and everyone, no matter their respective wealth, was going to suffer if things didn’t turn around. 311 more words

Politics

Princeton Trained Political Scientist Savors Thomas Piketty

Our own Prof. Arthur Lerman! I would add as a preface to his concise book notes, that Piketty translated into English is remarkable in 2 ways: 1. 266 more words

Politics