Education Inequality: Why Those Who Are Born Poor Die Poor

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Trade, Poverty, and Inequality.” In my dictionary, poverty and inequality go side by side. Poverty is defined as the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support. Educational inequality makes poverty a lifetime condition–especially…

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Social Media Broadens Public Debate

In 2011, Egypt’s “Arab Spring“ was often referred to as the “Facebook Revolution“. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter quickly became the people’s main source of news, and as the protests started to turn bloody, activists spread warnings of dangerous areas in order to prevent casualties. President Hosni Mubarak reacted by cutting off Egypt from…

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