Thursday, May 31, 2012

United Sued by Black Pilots for Discrimination

United Contenential Airlines was sued by a group of Black pilots who allege discrimination in upper management hiring practices. The story, as reported in Bloomberg Business Week is here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Prosperity Without Growth Editorial in NYT

Tim Jackson who wrote "Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet" in 2009 has an editorial in the New York Times. Here. The editorial is about the need for low productivity and slower growth in the world economy.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Republicans votes to reduce census

The House Republican budget proposes to cut money for the US census. It would kill off the American Community Survey which provides a more detailed look at individual communities. The Economic Census which captures business establishments details would also be stopped. You can read the census director's blog here.

Here is Rep. Daniel Webster's website on the bill. Here.

Youth Unemployment in UK is 25% amoug 21-25 year olds

Youth unemployment is a major problem in the UK and the rest of Europe. The rate is 25% among 21-24 year olds. Here is the story from AP via the Miami Herald.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Black Women "Body Image Survey" from Washington Post

Here is a link to the Survey of Black Women ("The Body Image Survey"). The results come from a Washington Post - Kaiser Family Foundation survey on 1,936 adult black women.

The media pick up on the data that show while black women are are more over weight they have higher self-esteem.

Both WP and KFF are at the fore front of good health reporting. The KFF is the absolute best source for what works in health care for the poor and minorities. And on top of that. Kaiser Permenente is always ranked near the top of healthcare organizations.

Lot's of catching up to do on May 26th, 2012

It a long weekend, so I have lots of time to catch up. Looks like I have not done anything since January February time frame, so here we go.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Book Reference: Kids First: Five Ideas for transforming kids lives and America's Future

Book Reference: Kids First: Five Ideas for transforming kids lives and America's Future by David Kirp

This book has been getting a lot of news play. The book outlines five strategies for improving childhood education:

1. Early childhood education
2. Parental involvement - teaching parents how to teach kids
3. Access to adult mentors
4. college / educational savings accounts
5. Linking schools and community services

Kirp is trying to bring together several successful strategies under an umbrella of childhood education.