All Blog Posts Tagged 'inequality' (12)

Environmental Inequality: Where Does London Rubbish Go After Collection?

In the last decade, the city of London has given a lot of volume to the topic of recycling and environmental responsibility. Rubbish regulations between London councils and residents have increased, recycling rates have grown and the new COP 21 agreement has reached a very optimistic target for the UK's waste management program.

That's a pretty picture, but where does all the rubbish go for clearance and recycling? Statistics show – in low-income areas with high poverty…

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Added by Christabel Benoit on May 25, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Presidential Election: Crying (Tears of Hope) for you, Argentina

[This article was first published in the World Section of the Huffington Post on 21 October 2015.]

By Jesica L. Santos*

22 October 2015

On 25 October, Argentinians will go the polls to elect their next democratic president who, for the first time since 2003, won't have "Kirchner" as a last name. But the choice Argentinians will really be making concerns not an individual but, rather, the type of country they want to recover.

The current populist government has…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on October 22, 2015 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

Thought Leader: Jonathan Sacks

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth and spiritual head of the United Synagogue, the largest synagogue body in the UK.

DEVIN STEWART: Thank you for taking…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 22, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Mary Robinson

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, and a former UN high commissioner for Human Rights. She is currently chancellor of the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation -…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Srdja Popovic

DEVIN STEWART: How do you see the world today? Is it distinct from previous eras and, particularly from a moral perspective, how would you describe the world?

SRDJA POPOVIC: It's a mix of good news and bad news. It's definitely faster. It's definitely more globalized. That means definitely people are…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 26, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Thomas Pogge

DEVIN STEWART: Professor Pogge, as we were talking about earlier, you have been thinking about the arc of history and your thoughts about the world we're living in today. If you could just start off by telling us, how do you see the world we live in today, especially from a moral perspective?

THOMAS POGGE:…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 11, 2013 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

Thought Leader: Steve Coll

DEVIN STEWART: I'm here with Steve Coll, head of the New America Foundation.

Steve, thank you very much for coming.

STEVE COLL: My pleasure.

DEVIN STEWART: We're doing these irresponsibly big questions, crazy questions, as you might have seen. The first question is, what is distinct about the age we live…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 19, 2012 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

Thought Leader: Pankaj Ghemawat

DEVIN STEWART: How do you see the age in which we live? How is it distinct from a moral perspective?

PANKAJ GHEMAWAT: I think that the age we live in is distinct from a moral perspective from the ones that preceded it, certainly in terms of the awareness or the ability to be aware of what's happening to other people in…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 13, 2012 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Michael Walzer

DEVIN STEWART: Professor Walzer, the first question is: What's morally distinct about the age we live in today?

MICHAEL WALZER: I thought about that when I read your list of questions. You mean what is different between our world and, say, the world of the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 14, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Do Language Policies Contribute to Poverty and Underdevelopment?

Language is one of the most neglected areas in the development field. It barely registers on any agenda to help poor countries despite its importance to a number of crucial areas and it being a barrier to progress in many fragile states. Why is this?

Language is how individuals communicate, acquire knowledge, and work with others. It is how…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on July 25, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Global New Progressive Movement

I've been reading the new "Voices from the Global Spring" collection edited by Anya Schiffrin and Eamon Kircher-Allen. It is a country-by-country account of recent activism, stretching from Cairo to lower Manhattan. In the foreword, Jeffrey Sachs outlines what he calls a "global new progressive…

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Added by Evan O'Neil on April 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Why a Focus on Inequality in Fragile States Is Wrong

With the appointment of the United Kingdom’s prime minister, David Cameron, as chair of a new UN committee tasked with establishing a new set of UN millennium development goals (the existing ones expire in 2015), debate on the issue is expected to heat up in the months ahead.

Many in the development field…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on April 16, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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