Read THIS!!! 11/07/11

8 Nov

Academically Adrift – Richard Arum

  • Socioeconomic factors are key to improvement in critical thinking among undergrads.
  • Education is racially determined

An elite education is the guaranteed way to succeed

SCOTUS – Supreme Court of the United States

POTUS – President of the United States

The world bank – http://www.worldbank.org/

  • The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.
  • There are various reasons why governments may be concerned about large informal sectors. These include potentially negative consequences for competitiveness and growth, incomplete coverage of formal social programs, undermining social cohesion and law and order, and fiscal losses due to undeclared economic activity. For most governments, these concerns outweigh any advantages that the informal sector offers as a source of job creation and as a safety net for the poor.

Workers of the World, Employed

By DAVID BORNSTEIN – http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/workers-of-the-world-employed/?scp=1&sq=workers%20of%20the%20world%20employed&st=cse
 
Race to the Bottom
Digital Sweatshops
Ethical Outsourcing
 
“We think the way out of poverty is to view the poor as producers,” says Janah. “And the Internet is probably the most efficient tool we have for tapping this capacity. Because you don’t need roads. You don’t need customs officials who are friendly. You don’t need to manage shipping and delivery schedules. You don’t have to worry about tariffs. The production happens instantaneously and the good ― the knowledge output ― gets shipped instantaneously. This is the first time in human history we can do that.”
 

Bit by Bit, Work Exchange Site Aims to Get Jobs Done

By QUENTIN HARDY
Published: November 6, 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/technology/coffee-and-power-site-aims-to-get-jobs-done-bit-by-bit.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=coffee%20and%20power&st=cse

Mr. Rosedale, who raised about $1 million for Coffee and Power from investors including Jeff Bezos, Catamount Ventures and Greylock Partners, sees the trend of breaking work into smaller pieces — both in software and for physical tasks — as one that will continue to gain traction.

“I would rather hire a kid in Brazil who is hungry for work for a project than hire a Stanford graduate,” he said.

His Libraries, 12,000 So Far, Change Lives

By
Published: November 5, 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/opinion/sunday/kristof-his-libraries-12000-so-far-change-lives.html?scp=1&sq=his%20libraries&st=cse

Wise Earth – http://www.wiserearth.org/

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