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Be Bold

Add your voice Top countries leading commitment to bold action are: #1 US, #2 Australia, #3 UK, #4 India https://t.co/WZb1GdNRLg #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017 pic.twitter.com/wS0XgttTYd — Women's Day (@womensday) March 8, 2017

Indian Currency

The team at HowMuch.net  continue their excellent work. The full article can be found here. The Global Finance Magazine recently released an article comparing countries by income across the world for 2015, sourcing data from the World Bank. Gross National Income (GNI) per capita is the final income earned by a country’s residents divided by the total population. Countries are…

In Australia inequality increased – but poor people's incomes grew strongly. Our blog: http://t.co/Hwo0712NlPpic.twitter.com/SGfUc08jTU — Max Roser (@MaxCRoser) August 23, 2015 Links Article - Inequality or living standards? Which matters more? Institute for New Economics

Age Acceleration

Profound economic, social and civil changes have provoked a remarkable series of temporally cogent observations from vastly different actors this week.  This highlights the diverse yet converging, social, academic and political recognition at the heart of public-policy challenges in the 21st century. At the CORE of future policy and an inclusive, functioning civil society, is the recognition of the centrality of good governance.…

Two variations-on-a-theme: The first comes from our own Clarke & Dawe. Corey Doctorow reminded me of this earlier in the week. The debt crisis in 2010 https://youtu.be/I5QwKEwo4Bc   The second comes from US Senator Elizabeth Warren [ @SenWarren ] speaking at the Re/code conference this past Tuesday.  During a question and answer session, a voter asked why politicians aren't building infrastructure or implementing other policy that…

Confirmation bias, idealogical/doctrinaire policy "imperatives" or good-old special interests are all part of what contributes to our sense of progress in the human condition. Max Roser is a James Martin Fellow researching income inequality and inclusive growth at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School. Roser asks the question: Is it actually true that we are building a better…

Words and Actions…. A rare commodity.. I was privileged to attend the Broadford Secondary College awards night [ last night, December 18th] and witness the launch of the Delaney Family Endowment for Year 12 students studying at Broadford Secondary College. This is a $20,000 Endowment in perpetuity. http://youtu.be/C7HfKXkOCZ4 How simply the policy challenges facing the nation can be distilled in to…

Vale Nelson Mandela. A giant of the 20th Century. "A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” "I cherish my own freedom dearly, but I care even more for your freedom"  http://www.nelsonmandela.org

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