Sunday, August 23, 2015


seb on fb

to market their products..?

Sharply rising inequality of labour income focuses attention on inequality of human capital in its most general sense:
  • Starting with unequal prenatal development of the foetus;
  • Followed by unequal early childhood development and investments by parents;
  • Unequal educational investments by parents and society; and
  • Unequal returns to human capital because of discrimination at one end and use of parental connections in the job market at the other end.


Given such transmission across generations, it can be shown that the long-run, ‘dynastic’ inequality will also be higher (Kanbur and Stiglitz 2015). Although there have been advances in recent years, we still need fully developed theories of how the different mechanisms interact with each other to explain the dramatic rises in interpersonal inequality in advanced economies in the last three decades.1

One counter argument is that what matters is not inequality of ‘outcome’ but inequality of ‘opportunity’. According to this argument, so long as the prospects are the same for all children, the inequality of income across parents should not matter ethically. What we should aim for is equality of opportunity, not income equality. However, when income inequality across parents translates into inequality of prospects across children, even starting in the womb, then the distinction between opportunity and income begins to fade and the case for progressive taxation is not undermined by the ‘equality of opportunity’ objective (Kanbur and Wagstaff 2015).

sandymaxey (@sandymaxey)
8/19/15 5:46 AM
Limits to the "get educated" admonishments.…
graduate-school enrollment swelled over the past decade, the number of Americans owing at least $100,000 in student debt more than quintupled to 1.82 million as of Jan. 1, New York Federal Reserve data show. The number of all student borrowers nearly doubled to 43.34 million.
Propelling the surge in grad-school debt is a welter of federal programs that make it easy for students to borrow large amounts, then to have substantial chunks of those debts eventually forgiven. Critics of the system say it makes it easier for graduate schools to raise tuition, and for some high-earning graduates such as doctors to escape debts they can afford to repay.
Critics say offering unlimited loans to students, with the prospect of forgiveness, creates a moral hazard by allowing borrowers to amass debts they have little hope or intention of repaying, all while enriching institutions and leaving taxpayers to pick up the tab.
After borrowing to earn her bachelor’s, Ms. Kurowski-Alicea says, her main motivation for earning a master’s and then a doctorate was to postpone repaying her student loans, which she said were too high for her minimum-wage income at the time. The government doesn’t require payments while students are in school.
“There’s no way to pay it afterward. It’s a continuous cycle,” says Ms. Kurowski-Alicea, of Clermont, Fla.

.@GarAlperovitz recently sat down and discussed transforming the current system w/us:

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We are at a moment in history where we are facing what can only be called systemic difficulties. Ultimately that means we are going to have to develop a way to transform the system. That’s the challenge. It’s important to clarify that neither of the old models—traditional corporate capitalism in America and state socialism––neither of those models are going to give us the right answer. So we are going to have to build and create pragmatically from the bottom up and build a new direction if we want to deal with real democracy, poverty, ecological sustainability, global warming, race issues, income distribution, and wealth distribution. 
The first is we’re planning a series of meetings and conferences starting in 2016 to bring together people who understand this. We want to start a very explicit debate around the question: what would the next system look like? 
They aren’t just focused on the projects, but on the infrastructure that needs to be built to scale up and generalize those projects

Daniel Kao (@Diplateevo)
8/20/15 4:33 AM
On Reading Books…

Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews)
8/20/15 4:37 AM
Davos Man discovers #Postcapitalism…
1 of 4 change consumption
2of4. change work
3of4. fair share (paul)
4of4 share fades away
It’s hard to tell which path we’re currently on. I for one hope Mason is right, and that the sharing economy will bring an end to an unsustainable system. But I fear that it’s more likely to transform the world of work in a negative way, reducing quality of life for many within society. The people championing this path are those with great power within the capitalist economy.
Meanwhile, those advocating for a path towards a more equal economy – such as grassroots organisations – are currently marginalised and disempowered. It’s clear who the odds will favour.

@zeynep @emptywheel @JoeBeOne @evacide literally the only reason for Twitter or Facebook or whatnot to obey any law is revenue.

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Wheels of Change – how the bicycle empowered the women's emancipation movement

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In about an hour, catch @robertegger dish on world-changing leadership and the power of nonprofits: #amexleads

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David Graeber (@davidgraeber)
8/20/15 4:39 AM
I think Greece should charge the rest of Europe for it past contributions: you know, 100 billion euros for Aeschylus, 200 bil for Socrates..
or maybe Greece should just declare copyright on all ancient authors & charge for 2500 years of outstanding royalties

Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews)
8/20/15 4:40 AM
In the final episode of the Trews @rustyrockets quotes #Postcapitalism

Ira Socol (@irasocol)
8/20/15 5:41 AM
@Tim_10_ber our newest space is K-5 together. We're getting there
leap frog... to city.. birth to gave.. rev of everyday life

Jason Pamental (@jpamental)
8/21/15 6:13 AM
Likely the most important life skill (equal/related in my mind w/curiosity) “Reinvention As A Life Skill”

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald)
8/19/15 6:43 AM
The Ashley Madison hack is, among other things, a nice reminder that a lot more people than just Terrorists have "something to hide."
always.. so let's gershenfeld law

LSE Impact Blog (@LSEImpactBlog)
8/21/15 6:15 AM
Blogging goes hand in hand with scholarship and is now recognised as a valuable part of the academic
What blogging never does is substitute for other academic writing. It doesn’t get counted as scholarship. It does not serve as an employment credential. (If you wish to argue that it should, I can’t help you. I’m interested in describing what is, not what ought to be …)
Notice that I do not say that it “substitutes” for other academic writing but that it has a place alongside what is often seen as the only legitimate (that is, countable for hiring / tenure / promotion) forms of academic writing.

That makes us literary types sound pretty clueless! But setting aside bumbling confusions between content and form, I actually think that “the difference between a journal article and a blog essay”  is notself-evident when we’re talking about literary criticism, and that’s precisely because literary criticism isnot a science or a social science. Our preoccupation with publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals reflects some anxiety on our part about that: it’s a kind of scientism that has been beneficial in making some aspects of literary scholarship more rigorous, historically attentive, and theoretically sophisticated, but that has also shaped our professional lives in occasionally disheartening ways. To be taken seriously, we know we have to look serious, which means avoiding at all costs what was once scathingly described to me (in reference to my own work) as “the whiff of belles-lettres.”
There are kinds of literary scholarship that have a lot in common with history and the social sciences, or that are so well insulated with theoretical implications that no such unsavory whiff could possibly be detected. But a lot of what literary academics do is not so much produce new knowledge as pursue new understandings of, or new ways of understanding, literary texts. Careful close readings lie at the heart of many more elaborate scholarly projects. It is certainly possible to do this kind (or this part) of criticism without the specialized language and complex apparatus that differentiate academic from non-academic versions of it. Academic training can be hugely beneficial for this enterprise, but such training need not be conspicuous to be effective. We are experts at reading literature in interesting ways and articulating those readings — that’s what we do.
Where is the self-evident line, then, between the interpretations of novels we find in academic essays and the interpretations of novels we can find on blogs — besides some specialized vocabulary and a lot more footnotes? In both cases we can and should look closely at the quality (the intelligence, the care, the subtlety, the persuasiveness) of the interpretation, but there is a fundamental similarity in the activity represented that is at least as important as any differences. It really is the same kind of thing, just done under different circumstances, for different audiences. Why should we value it, or consider it “professional writing,” only if we do it in a style and form that severely limits the audience for it and the conversation we can have about it?
The desire to draw a firm line between what we do in academic journals and what we do elsewhere is more reflective of our desire to defend ‘professing English’ as a profession than of any really principled or inevitable difference between the two. And the results of that effort have not been altogether salutary, for criticism or for our profession. There are good reasons for us to engage with the rest of the world. It’s not as if academics are the only ones interested in literature, after all. In Canada we have been hearing a lot about ‘knowledge mobilization’: if some of the value of conventional peer-reviewed publications is precisely their stability, the value of blogs could be said to be their mobility, their flexibility, and, in their own way, their accountability — because after all, there they are, open for anyone to read and argue with. Their basic model is coduction — again, not a scientific model, but one supremely well suited to the ongoing process that is criticism.

If @NHMU is meant to preserve natural history, why invest in companies making nature history? #divest #museums

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Via @Indy_Johar:  #UrbanPractice #UrbanTransformation:  Democracy is the power to create our own #city, our society:

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ICYMI, check out President Julia Stasch's essay, a “Time for Change” at MacArthur:

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Well this is scary. Epigenetic inheritance - Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

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jordan greenhall complexity in governance
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Pat Kane (@thoughtland)
8/22/15 2:03 AM
"The Lab right do not look like an exciting electoral prospect on their own, & I suspect they know it."…

Jack (@jack)
8/21/15 2:46 PM
Campaign Zero #BlackLivesMatter

Young A$ata (@Ellevation_)
8/21/15 8:42 AM
Check out this hella dope article about how #CampaignZero is going to change EVERYTHING. I'm featured as well!…

Morten Middelfart (@dr_morton)
8/22/15 5:49 AM
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." --Albert Einstein
part of the toolkit of our
wanting the crib notes..

icymi... am all for simplicity..

David J Bland (@davidjbland)
8/19/15 11:50 AM
The next time you hear "Don't reinvent the wheel"

Lanie Eads (@LanieEads)
8/19/15 11:03 AM
I can tell by your parking skills you've never been able to color in the lines

Indy Johar (@indy_johar)
8/22/15 6:11 AM
Arrived at @RobinHoodMAM's Pop - Up Office for 'Social Architecture of Finance' : - really looking forward to this..

ICYMI Two reviews of Most Likely to Succeed. Tribune is a rave, NYT so-so. You decide.

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Jordan Greenhall at i4j: Attaching Ourselves to a Well-being Economy via @YouTube

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john lennon was super not afraid to sing off key

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habits, customs & beliefs keep us from fixing the world’s problems. so many deep-rooted thoughts r wrong. we need plasticity & experiments

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Podcast! @lawatmargins on @KBOO talks about #racialprofiling and her NYPD arrest last year! #pdx #communityradio

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UPDATE: We announce a permanent sit-in until the the resignation of this criminal parliament and until we have parliamentary elections.

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lebanon via nikhil

Yanis Varoufakis brands Alexis Tsipras the ‘new De Gaulle’ as election gets ugly

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'Minunte of silence' for refugees >  babies have been born outside in a city with the best healthcare in the world

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Ed and marriage

bob sprankle - pain and B

Jascha Rohr (@jascharohr)
8/21/15 9:08 AM
I cant believe how little there is out there on group psychology and innovation / transformation processes. Does anyone has any idea?
I only find spiritual and esoteric websites on groups and transformation, which is nice but I need something scientific...
I already found Kurt Lewin and @ottoscharmer1 of course, but I need more substance, more examples more directly adressing group psychology!
maybe... no ones done it yet.. ie:let a human be fully human... just to see/emerge us..
ie: graeber model and min max laws

Saul Kaplan (@skap5)
8/22/15 6:25 AM
Go figure. Satellite data from war zones seems to suggest that killing each other & economies is good for the environment!

Urs Gasser (@ugasser)
8/23/15 6:23 AM
German speakers, read this interview with @PennyRed…, who is also an incoming@berkmancenter fellow

Follow @joeyayoub @DarthNader @MahmoudRamsey who are at Beirut's #YouStink protests where police apparently just killed a protester

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40% of kids who enroll in college don't get a degree within six years- it's time to jailbreak the degree.

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article from 2010

I walked into a prison expecting to meet criminals. Instead, I found a community of men. (by @ClintSmithIII)

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Can talking about trash drive political change in #Lebanon? – @joeyayoub @globalvoices via @AbirGhattas

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A stunning shift: Facebook overtakes Google in delivering clicks to media sites.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015


"you can't DO that." - @jstein 
"i do it ALL THE TIME" - @jimgroom
on breaking copyright #digpednetwork

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An excellent post from Adam Jorlen- The Trickster is a compelling archetype. cc Carmen Medina
He may assume an array of contradictory personae in the course of a single narrative

LIVE on #Periscope: #digpednetwork talking open & closed with @jimgroom & @jstein

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elon thinking for self

Why the Netherlands Is the Healthiest Country in the World

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Universities can't and shouldn't educate to suit employers

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Missed today? @adelinekoh @anitaconchita @Profrehn @cogdog @nickkearney @koutropoulos here it is #vconnecting

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"The Surprising Power And Pain Of Open Networks" Interesting. #edchat #literacy

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This phone-in on South African radio was the most emotional conversation I’ve had anywhere about addiction & my book

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It is easier to fight each other than it is to fight the structures that oppress us. Remember, the easy way has never led to freedom.

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Unauthorized Immigrants Paid $100 Billion Into Social Security Over Last Decade @vicenews

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NYT article The Plight of Refugees, the Shame of the World

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#Ecuador: Amid tear gas being thrown by riot police, some 100k activist attempted to reach #Quito and faced off with police. #ParoNacional

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1) Untrue.
2) You want to court joint trouble, try being sedentary.

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US infrastructure inefficiencies factoid: every year we lose $13B in water & $24B in electricity. those are some seriously expensive leaks.

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A must-read article on poverty and the SDGs...

"All it took was 3 and 1/2 mins for an interaction among strangers to escalate into a fatal shooting." @g_tamisharma

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Saul Kaplan (@skap5)
8/13/15 6:19 AM
Rupert Murdoch just learned a $371M lesson about the overhyped ed-tech industry.

Johann Hari (@johannhari101)
8/14/15 5:30 AM
I spoke at President Obama’s favorite bookstore, in Washington DC. Audience qs were fascinating, can see

Ira Socol (@irasocol)8/14/15 5:36 AM
Inside Japan’s first robot-staffed hotel…

Lessig (@lessig)
8/14/15 5:40 AM
#lessig2016: Hey, Dems: Where's the plan? The Reason this Hack is Needed, now on…

Yet while every major candidate in the Democratic Primary has acknowledged this truth, none of them have waged a campaign that would produce a mandate powerful enough to fix it. They all offer a take-out menu of bold ideas — from climate change legislation to tackling Wall Street, from student debt relief to equalizing the wealth in America — but not one has offered a plan for fundamental reform that could actually unite a divided America, and give us back a democracy that might work
perhaps... beyond presidency... beyond america...
Yet what should be obvious to everyone — or at least the 82% of Americans who believe “the system is rigged” — is that none of these incredible reforms is possible until we un-rig the rigged system first. We’ve lived through “change you can believe in.” What we need now is a reason to believe in change.
or... time for a new system... ie... no pres.. no 4yr elections ness...
We are better than this. And if we muster the strength to undo the corruption that the politicians have allowed, the greatness of America will be reflected in its government too. It once was. When we are finally equal citizens, it will again.

when was it..?

you should read what @quinnnorton wrote about writing about africa:

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@timoreilly @ronakhashfavs I just wrote about how the incentive system is all wrong—especially for car manufacturers:

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Cody Simpson donates his Twitter account to a Syrian refugee

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Cody Simpson handed over his Twitter account to a Syrian refugee to launch a digital storytelling initiative highlighting human suffering endured every day across the globe.
Simpson gave Thair Orfahli an important platform to describe the harrowing journey he m

I had a wide ranging & enjoyable conversation w/ @joerogan on his podcast yesterday.  Listen if you like

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How is/should social justice movements engage with tech? @mediajustice report: (w/ @datasociety & @ColorOfChange)

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@jhagel You should write a response on @Medium. I am planning for learning to be a big part of Next:Economy conference #WTFeconomy

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“leisure should not be crammed between the vacant spaces of working life”

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shared by kierell on linkedin

may listen to ... but saved because like the time map of topics

There is so much wrong with the criminal justice system in the US. Also a great opportunity to make things better!

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Drug War Enables Police Roadside Sexual Assault The horrors of the drug war go on and on.

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@ethannadelmann You said we don't want kids wake+baked before school. In HS it was only way I could focus+ stop mind going 1000 directions.

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Digital #Pedagogy as Empowered Choice by @jimgroom #edchat

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This chip could change what we think we know and understand about the Internet.

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales becomes chairman of Larry Lessig for President campaign committee #wikipedia

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Hearing that news of Chelsea Manning today, I was reminded of this @davidgraeber article: The Bully’s Pulpit

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Being The Change We Want To See In Open Government Data With -

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Hafsa Halawa (@HafsaHalawa)
8/14/15 3:56 AM
It was the darkest period in Egyptian modern history. Society has still not dealt with it's repercussions. It will haunt us forever. #Rabaa
On this day, in 2013, Egyptian security forces stormed the MB air-ins at Rabaa and Nahda squares in Cairo, killing over 1000 people. #Rabaa

_ (@karim_nashaat)
8/14/15 5:35 AM
@HafsaHalawa rabaa thugs had 40+ days to leave and surrender their weapons,
they chose confrontation

Tarek El Kolaly (@telkolaly)
8/14/15 6:15 AM
@karim_nashaat @HafsaHalawa they had many opportunities 2 leave. Most did, others stayed behind & armed themselves.… (@reportedly)
8/14/15 5:54 AM
"Under Mubarak we lost our dignity, under Tantawi our innocence, under Morsi our faith, and under Sisi our humanity"… (@reportedly)
8/14/15 5:46 AM
Impunity for killings of protesters, routine in Egypt after the revolution, remains total for the Raba'a…

One of Egypt's best photographers, @mosaaberizing documented Raba'a & the…

Human Rights Watch (@hrw)
8/14/15 5:14 AM
2/10 Because widespread, systematic nature of killings makes it possible crime against humanity
3/10 Because subduing rare violent protesters does NOT justify opening fire on mostly peaceful crowds#RememberRabaa
6/10 Because things didn’t spin out of control — rather, the massacre went “all according to plan”

Tony Wagner (@DrTonyWagner)
8/14/15 5:57 AM
20% of New York State parents opted out of tests this past spring. A growing movement that signals the end of NCLB.… (@Salon)
8/14/15 6:00 AM
Trump is the last whimper of the angry white man: "He is the culmination of efforts to divorce politics from thought"
was a revelatory moment in which the media’s sense of itself became crystal-clear: they are the superego of our politics, whose charge is to police the Monsters From The Id that shadow its environs — with no id quite so monstrous as Trump’s. It is a view of politics as acting out, as the expression of infantile emotions, and of journalism as therap

The state engineered by progressive Republicans such as Theodore Roosevelt and New Deal Democrats such as his cousin, Franklin, was not a compromise with history to be carefully managed: it was an abomination to be destroyed. It did not represent a prudent adjustment to the new realities of industrial capitalism, urbanization, and aspirational democracy; it constituted a secular-minded reversal of a traditional order anchored in divinely decreed hierarchy.
Today’s Republican electorate — mostly white and male, and clustered in the small towns of the Midwest and, especially, the South — is the electorate you get when this is the message you preach for half a century. It consists of the ever diminishing numbers of people who continue to find it compelling. But however implausible it may seem to the rest of us, this dark vision of modernity as essentially a kind of heresy is the source of the Tea Party’s rage. It has an idea of what the world should look like, and it is shocked and horrified by the distance of that idea from the reality it detects all around it.
Central to that idea is the concept of dispossessionAs I have argued before, the deeply Protestant roots of Southern revanchism posit a world in which rightful authority belongs to white heterosexual males who have, through fortitude and invention, wrested wealth from the detritus of a fallen world. The men of the Tea Party experience modern life as one continuous assault on this birthright. It began with the hated Lincoln’s defeat of the Slave Power, which toppled the racial order of the Old South; today’s hysteria over “illegals”— not to be confused with a rational concern for border security— simply sublimates this most primal of racial insults. Then came socialist-inspired efforts to level wealth and to distribute its hard-won gains to the undeserving and unproductive; then the agitations of “feminism” to remove women from their rightful place in a domestic sphere presided over by men

It began with the hated Lincoln’s defeat of the Slave Power, which toppled the racial order of the Old South; today’s hysteria over “illegals”— not to be confused with a rational concern for border security—
slide that in..

This horror. They were found dead in the hull, asphyxiation due to overcrowding. Btw, they're refugees not migrants.

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I love this talk from @audreywatters on #edtech criticism

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On deep, engaged learning #edchat

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How leisure helps us reclaim our human dignity in a workaholic culture - @brainpickings -

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think i have this earlier..

e report sets out 17 hugely ambitious goals for sustainable development, including the following: ending poverty, hunger, ensuring well-being for all at all ages, ensuring inclu- sive and equitable quality education, gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls, promoting inclusive economic growth, decent work, reducing inequality within and among countries and so on.

can't find tweet now.. bt tweeted by Sonia livingstone

while young people have been involved in the process of drafting the document, they are simultaneously understood as ‘potential’, in need of skills training so they can find employment – ‘no society can reach its full poten- tial if whole segments of that society, especially young people, are excluded from partici- pating in, contributing to and benefitting from development’ (p. 17)

yes.. and oh my along with previous para..
assuming Ed and employment... and now... no voice u til skills for employment gained...?

it seems timely to remind ourselves what the term ‘adolescent’ means. ‘Adolescence’ derives from Latin and translates as ‘becoming adult’. As British social anthropologist Ronnie Frankenberg famously remarked on numerous occasions, we can only justify calling young people 'adolescents' if we describe our adult selves as ‘mortescent’ – we are all ‘unfinished’ and in a state of ‘becoming’ (see Bendelow, 2003). It is a social construction – as G. Stanley Hall discovered it in the United States in the early 20th Century, in his (in)famously titled book Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex, Crime, Religion and Education, so now a century later, it is being ‘discovered’ all over the world. It is a period of the lifecycle that becomes problematic as compulsory schooling is extended over a pro- tracted period, which inevitably delays the attainment of adult status (see also Koffman, 2014). To this extent, can the MDGs be said to have created global ‘adolescence’? The definition of ‘adolescent’ clearly also depends on what is meant by adulthood.

As Montgomery (2009) points outs most, if not all, cultures have ways of marking the end of childhood and the onset of adulthood in some manner, often marked by rites of passage. However, it is only in the industrialised world that this stage of the lifecycle has been conceptualised as a state worthy of medical/psychiatric attention, a pathological condition of mythic propor- tions in the adult imaginary. We need to remind ourselves that ‘adolescence’, at the time of its initial construction and moving forward, incorporated gender, race and class con- notations and implications. Especially in relation to gender, the ‘adolescent boy’ needed to be both managed and contained as well as allowed to be ‘wild’, while the adolescent girl was to be trained and domesticated. Adolescence was, and continues to be, deployed in perhaps predictable ways for working class children and children of colour.

whoa. much unpacking here.

It is arguably a social construction, brought about by the difficult question of how to manage the period in people’s lives when they are no longer at school, but needing to enter a new world, that of work. Like other constructions, adolescence takes on particular hues at particular moments in time, and 2015 is a particular critical moment for the concept. However, as Leena Alanen (2015) reminded us in her editorial, and other childhood sociologists and anthropologists have emphasised in the past (Sharon Stephens, 1995), there are limits to social constructionism. Social constructions ‘can be used to facilitate evidence-free assertions’. Biology clearly plays a part in and, to an extent, determines what happens to people throughout their lives, and bodies do unarguably change during the period after puberty. Sociobiologists and some neuro- scientists argue that biology determines that ‘adolescence’ is a particularly difficult period of storm and stress. However, biology and physical development (and indeed storms and stresses) affect us at all stages of the life course, not just in childhood, as Ronnie Frankenberg’s notion of ‘mortescent’ reminds us. It is the intersection of cul- ture and biology that shapes how childhood, youth (or any stage of the life course) are experienced and understood.

oh my.
total relation to school.. even in beginnings then.. ie.. detox from school to real life. 
danger outcry..that happening earlier.. but obvious with unnatural tensions from both ends.. ie:school and work

Perhaps one of the most puzzling questions to me is how a concept like ‘adolescence’ links with ideas about ‘empowerment’ (at the current moment, always applied to girls), prevailingly expressed in UN documents. Can the two terms be reconciled? Adolescence is a disempowering term – it says to young people that they are ‘not yet’ adult; they are deficient, becoming, lacking, ‘too young’ and so on. It also enables normative ideas to be loaded onto young people in terms of what they should or should not be doing in terms of behaviour. To talk about ‘empowering adolescents’ sounds like a contradiction in terms.

thinking of Laurie here

add to adolesc age

Many aspects of children’s lives discussed in the pages of the journal reflect aspects of the Great Derangement – the papers we publish on topics like migration, refugees, asy- lum-seeking children, children who are rendered vulnerable by sets of circumstances outside their control, for whom borders have no relevance. Children have been living through and experiencing this derangement and seem likely to continue to do so. (At the time of writing, June 2015, the catastrophic loss of lives of migrants, including children, in the Mediterranean sea, and the displacement of vast numbers of people in the Middle East and Africa, bear witness to this. 

It will take more than measurement to re-arrange the derangement, and in the meantime, we should be cautious about the categories we seek to impose.

indeed. would love to share
so many assumptions in article though... that perpetuate this last sentence..

deray mckesson (@deray)
8/16/15 6:44 AM
And I loved seeing the friendship b/t NWA, with all of its ups and downs. They depicted friendship well.

Four years later, however, it's still unclear whether the iPad is the device best suited to the classroom

wrong question..?
classroom ness..
rather. ...are people suited for the ( compulsory and/or not) classroom

During 2014, American K-12 schools will spend an estimated $9.94 billion on educational technology, an increase of 2.5 percent over last year, according to Joseph Morris, director of market intelligence at the Center for Digital Education. On average, he said, schools spend about a third of their technology budgets on computer hardware

lovely. as children in poverty rises.

Meanwhile, the cost of equipment is going down, software is improving, and state policies are driving expectations for technology access. “It’s really exciting,” said Douglas Levin, executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association, “but at the same time it’s really challenging for schools to have confidence when they make a decision.”

wrong excitement... prices down.
wrong decisions... what to buy next.
oh my.

.@raisecain And I didn't tell u about new NetIndiv project; 2 issues of ABS on soc nets in E Asia; 2 other issues on Networked Work/Research

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Former Cal football player sues school over concussions

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Sad, shocked to learn of Julian Bond's passing. Honored to have talked with abt black leadership few years ago.

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canada and bond

Really terrific piece. Definite must-read.

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"Hundreds of Syrian refugees stuck on the Greek island of Kos are now sheltering in a passenger ferry docked near...

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This is brilliant. We are all "mad" and should find partners who are mad in compatible ways.

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Diputado @GiorgioJackson te invita a programar con el Taller de @JProgramadores @BiblioRedes

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Google Hangouts now has its own website

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nathanjurgenson (@nathanjurgenson)
8/17/15 6:30 AM
#breaking: "But some research has suggested that the web might just be recording existing aspects of human behavior"…

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald)
8/18/15 5:41 AM
It's utterly impossible to imagine an Israeli Govt spokesman being interviewed this way by a mainstream US TV…

A first-of its kind public pool. What do you think? Would you swim in a green pool?

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