Category Archives: Inequality

University aims to educate 50,000 refugees worldwide by 2022 By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press

To make it work, LeBlanc is hoping to emulate many of the things that have worked in the Rwandan programs. Students there are served lunch every day, have access to laptops and can receive mentoring, career coaching and help with English. Together with its partner on the ground, Kepler, a nonprofit university that provides education in Africa, the university offers online degree programs in business, communications and health care management.

http://www.startribune.com/university-aims-to-educate-50-000-refugees-worldwide-by-2022/439894073/

Why income inequality is bad for growth By John Schmitt

“Focusing exclusively on growth and assuming that its benefits will automatically trickle down,” the report says, “may undermine growth in the long run.” But, policies that help in “limiting or—ideally—reversing the long-run rise in inequality would not only make societies less unfair, but also richer.” Specific policies discussed include “raising marginal tax rates on the rich … improving tax compliance, eliminating or scaling back tax deductions that tend to benefit higher earners disproportionately, and … reassessing the role of taxes on all forms of property and wealth.”

https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/06/why-income-inequality-is-bad-for-growth/#disqus_thread