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.... . Sir Jonathan said the UK had a "fabulous tradition of design education", but that it needed to do more to become a technology hub on a par with Silicon Valley in California, where the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google are based. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . More stories from the BBC's Global education series looking at education from an international perspective, and how to get in touch. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....IFS deputy director Carl Emmerson said neither manifesto gave voters an honest set of choices or addressed the long-term challenges the UK faced. "For Labour, we can have pretty much everything - free higher education, free childcare, more spending on pay, health, infrastructure. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The austerity measures "are astonishing and frankly immoral", Congresswoman Pramilla Jayapal told Mr Mulvaney as he testified to the House Budget Committee on Wednesday. "This budget starts by taking away healthcare, then food, then housing, then education, then job opportunities," the Washington Democrat said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....PM Malcolm Turnbull said the donation was "the biggest single philanthropic gift" in the nation's history, and the largest by a living Australian. The money will fund causes including cancer research, university education and ending indigenous disadvantage. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... He is creative and would like to work eventually in a media/advertising/film role. He has been offered a place on a higher education course starting in September. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Neither addresses the long-term challenges we face. For Labour, we can have pretty much everything – free higher education, free childcare, more spending on pay, health, infrastructure,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Ansell said while there was potential for good growth for condom sales in emerging markets, it felt they would ultimately slow. Attitudes towards sex in China have become less strict recently, and more emphasis has been placed on public health education. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Quite right. When one considers the needs of the health service, education, research institutes and hosts of businesses, it is insane – but, I fear, all too typical of the absurdity and self-harm of the whole Brexit venture. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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IFS makes damning assessment of Tory and Labour manifestos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:37:33 AM
.... Neither addresses the long-term challenges we face. For Labour, we can have pretty much everything – free higher education, free childcare, more spending on pay, health, infrastructure,” he said. ...
Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:21:41 AM
....IFS deputy director Carl Emmerson said neither manifesto gave voters an honest set of choices or addressed the long-term challenges the UK faced. "For Labour, we can have pretty much everything - free higher education, free childcare, more spending on pay, health, infrastructure. ...
Ansell offloads condom division for $600m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:08:57 AM
....Ansell said while there was potential for good growth for condom sales in emerging markets, it felt they would ultimately slow. Attitudes towards sex in China have become less strict recently, and more emphasis has been placed on public health education. ...
Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:43:14 AM
.... . Sir Jonathan said the UK had a "fabulous tradition of design education", but that it needed to do more to become a technology hub on a par with Silicon Valley in California, where the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google are based. ...
White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 05:46:23 PM
....The austerity measures "are astonishing and frankly immoral", Congresswoman Pramilla Jayapal told Mr Mulvaney as he testified to the House Budget Committee on Wednesday. "This budget starts by taking away healthcare, then food, then housing, then education, then job opportunities," the Washington Democrat said. ...
Brum in the sun image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:35:16 AM
.... . More stories from the BBC's Global education series looking at education from an international perspective, and how to get in touch. ...
An apprenticeship or university – which would be better for my creative son? image
.... He is creative and would like to work eventually in a media/advertising/film role. He has been offered a place on a higher education course starting in September. ...
Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian image
....PM Malcolm Turnbull said the donation was "the biggest single philanthropic gift" in the nation's history, and the largest by a living Australian. The money will fund causes including cancer research, university education and ending indigenous disadvantage. ...
From tax to Brexit, the Tories will do anything to stay in power image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
....Quite right. When one considers the needs of the health service, education, research institutes and hosts of businesses, it is insane – but, I fear, all too typical of the absurdity and self-harm of the whole Brexit venture. ...
Sterling's fall buoys UK manufacturers as export orders rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 01:17:38 PM
.... “Boosting productivity is key to alleviating some of the cost pressures that manufacturers are facing. Sustained investment in innovation and education will be vital to shore up the success of British industry. ...
$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee image
.... We hung out because we had a lot in common: we were both quiet, shared a birthday, were left-handed, and liked similar music and books. After years of working in fast food, Ryan had made the decision to return to school and was working to fund his education. ...
UK wage growth lags inflation for first time since mid-2014 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:33:02 AM
.... . Between early 1992, when comparable records began, and this year, the proportion of young people in full-time education jumped from 26. ...
University of Apple  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:03:56 PM
....There will be 400 students recruited for the autumn, expected to be in the 18 to 30 age range, for courses run in partnership with a Naples university, the University of Federico II. The decision for a computer company to move so directly into education is about self-interest as much as philanthropy. ...
Stop spending money on avocados? Good idea, I’ll have a house deposit by 2117 | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett image
.... Instead of truly examining the social and economic forces that lock young people out of the property market, why not focus on our expenditure? Never mind that, for most young people, it would take over a century of skipping their luxurious monthly brunch in order to get a mortgage for a poky starter home. Never mind that older generations had access to free or heavily discounted education, cheap property prices and stable, unionised employment, or the fact that their breakfast options were severely limited (this, I believe, is why they focus on brunch and not, say, your Netflix subscription. ...
Labour manifesto: Extra £48.6bn in tax revenue to fund pledges image
....Shadow cabinet member Sarah Champion told the BBC the water proposal was "an intent" and that Labour would "need to look at the legislation". Labour has already made a series of tax pledges, including increasing corporation tax from 19% to 26% and a "Robin Hood" tax on financial transactions, to fund multi-billion pound spending commitments on health, education and policing. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:37:27 PM
.... . She is not unusual, because it is 1965 and at that time, many married American women - even those with an excellent education - spent large chunks of their day catering for their families. ...
Is Labour's manifesto living in fantasy land? Quite the opposite | Larry Elliott image
....That said, though, there are plenty of good things in the manifesto. The employers who whinge constantly about the poor quality of school leavers and graduates will be asked to contribute more to the education budget through higher corporation tax. ...
We wouldn’t need price caps if the Tories hadn’t cut energy-saving schemes image
....Duncan Smith, the former work and pensions minister, argues employers should be trying harder. Brexit and the immigration squeeze that would follow will force employers to trawl the local schools and further education colleges for nascent talent. ...
Labour has big spending ideas, but no plan to earn our trust | Phillip Inman image
....This is not to say that the private sphere of cars and broadband connections are irrelevant when considering the future of the economy. It’s just that the public sphere of hospitals, social care, further education, youth services, hostels for the homeless and libraries matters too, but is a second- or third-rank consideration. ...
Inside the new Battersea Power Station image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:00:41 AM
....Keith Garner, a local architect and member of the Battersea Power Station Community Group, described the power station plan as “soulless and generic”. He wanted more affordable homes included, and to see cultural and educational institutions included – like an annexe to the South Kensington museums or top-level sports facilities such as an Olympic-size pool. ...
Theresa May is creating an epidemic of poverty. Don’t give her a free hand | Gordon Brown image
.... She intends to claim the result as a mandate for much else. And Britain cannot afford to give her carte blanche on the parlous state of the NHS, the biting cuts in education, the threats to civil liberties and our rising inequality. ...
The German economy is unbalanced – but Trump has the wrong answer image
.... In the current European environment of near-zero interest rates, there’s little risk that additional public investment will crowd out private investment. And Germany has massive unmet needs in health care, education, and communication and transportation infrastructure. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
....Elizabeth Corley, chair of Pearson’s remuneration committee, should call her BT counterpart, Tony Ball, for a lesson in what using “discretion” means. Corley’s crew dished out a £343,000 bonus to chief executive John Fallon after a year of record losses for the educational publisher, an astonishing decision that triggered a 60% revolt by shareholders. ...
Number of zero-hours contracts stalls at 'staggering' 1.7m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 12:31:31 PM
....O’Grady said every party manifesto in the run-up to the general election should include a commitment to crack down on zero-hours contracts and other forms of insecure work. People on zero-hours contracts are more likely to be young, part-time, women or in full-time education. ...
Can corporation tax pay for Labour's education pledge? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 05:09:52 AM
Corbyn needs to find £10bn a year to make good on tuition fee pledge | Phillip Inman image
. Just over half a million young people enter higher education in the UK each year, so Jeremy Corbyn would have to find a substantial sum of money – about £10bn a year – to make good on the pledge he made when running for the Labour leadership to abolish tuition fees and bring back maintenance grants. ...
Labour corporation tax hike could help schools but dent economy, says IFS image
. Labour’s plan to fund higher school spending through increases in corporation tax could boost educational performance but would risk damaging the economy’s long-term growth prospects, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said. ...
Not research, but 'mesearch' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 11:06:50 PM
....They say it is a very modern phenomenon - a high-brow version of taking selfies, watching reality television and posting thoughts into the echo chambers of social media. But it is being used in many fields like sociology, education and psychology, published by mainstream journals, and taught in universities in the United States. ...
Australia budget 2017: Treasurer unveils big banks tax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 12:13:11 PM
....Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has unveiled a new budget which includes a surprise rise in taxation for the country's five biggest banks from July. Mr Morrison also announced education savings which will see students pay a greater share of the cost of degrees. ...
Federal budget 2017: the 10 graphs you need to see | Greg Jericho image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:39:56 AM
....While there are some cuts – such as the cut of $3. 7bn over 4 years to higher education and $1. ...
​Enemies of the state​:​ the 40-year Tory project to shrink public services image
.... After 2010, the Conservatives claimed public employment “crowded out” private initiative, so they cut more than a million public sector jobs. Yet wealth creation depends on a strong state, not only for protection of property by the law, but for decent roads and railways, regulators ensuring fair markets, for the health and education of private enterprise staff, and for the same clean air we all breathe. ...
Impact of UK foreign aid diluted by pursuing national interest, says IFS image
....Cross-party adherence to the 2005 promise meant that DfID was spared the austerity that affected most government departments after the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition came to power in 2010, the IFS said. DfID’s budget had risen by 24% between 2010-11 and 2015-16, while the average cuts for departments outside of the NHS, education and defence were 28%. ...
Bank of Mum and Dad is a major financial player - but could it be about to go bust? image
.... . Legal & General chief executive Nigel Wilson says as intergenerational inequality widens, the Bank of Mum and Dad is plugging the gap: “Younger people do not have the same opportunities that the baby-boomers had, including affordable housing, defined benefit pensions and free university education. ...
'Your job is affecting your health and relationships' – our work expert responds image
....I have a son at university and a daughter in secondary school, and the plan was to go on to 62 (another three years). But an opportunity has arisen to work on a number of different projects outside education and I know I would enjoy these despite the poor remuneration. ...
Pearson shareholders reject chief executive's £1.5m pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 01:32:23 PM
....More than six out of 10 Pearson shareholders have voted against the £1. 5m pay package awarded to the embattled chief executive, John Fallon, after the educational publisher reported the largest annual loss in its history. ...
Fears savers are being tricked OUT of gold-plated final salary pensions image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:49:00 AM
....". Some people are receiving transfer letters from their pension provider that are confusing and in many cases not even correct, according to financial education provider Wealth at Work. ...
The science of inequality: why people prefer unequal societies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:00:04 AM
.... After all, a society lacking mobility is a society in which those born into poverty remain in poverty, regardless of their hard work and ingenuity. Not surprisingly, then, a belief in meritocratic mobility is associated with more tolerance for inequality, as reflected in less discomfort with existing wealth inequality, less support for the redistribution of educational resources, and less willingness to support raising taxes on the rich. ...
Are you set to lose tax relief on YOUR pension after this General Election?  image
....Further meddling is widely expected after a Government consultation on pension tax relief. Experts say the Government should now look to set simple and clear perks that encourage people to save for retirement, as well as putting financial education on the agenda in schools. ...
Bank of Mum and Dad helps QUARTER of home buyers on to propery ladder image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 01:08:00 PM
....Legal & General chief executive Nigel Wilson said: "The Bank of Mum and Dad continues to grow in importance in helping young people take their early steps on to the housing ladder. "The inter-generational inequality that creates the demand for Bank of Mum and Dad funding continues to widen - younger people today don't have the same opportunities that the Baby-Boomers had, including affordable housing, defined benefit pensions and free university education. ...
Bank of mum and dad 'involved in 26 per cent of property transactions in 2017'  image
.... . “The inter-generational inequality that creates the demand for Bank of Mum and Dad funding continues to widen - younger people today don't have the same opportunities that the Baby-Boomers had, including affordable housing, defined benefit pensions and free university education. ...
'Bank of mum and dad' to lend £6.5bn this year, report predicts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 05:01:18 AM
.... This is not a good thing, nor is it sustainable or equitable for our parents [the lenders] or young people [the borrowers]. “The intergenerational inequality that creates the demand for [parental] funding continues to widen – younger people today don’t have the same opportunities that the baby boomers had, including affordable housing, defined benefit pensions and free university education. ...
Women make up same proportion of UK high earners as six years ago image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:01:11 PM
....“The pay gap does exist, and at every level of business, because no other political party has made it a priority to fix it. We understand that the pay gap will only be eliminated by tackling an unequal education system, lack of shared parenting, unaffordable childcare and a shortage of flexible working. ...
Ex-John Lewis boss defends £1m campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 12:43:22 PM
....Spending in the final weeks of campaigning is capped at £130,000, but there is no limit before then. On Thursday, six people will bid to become the region's first metro mayor, taking on powers over economic development, education and skills, housing and transport. ...
I want to retire from teaching, but my wife won't hear of it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 06:00:21 AM
....I have a son at university and a daughter in secondary school, and the plan was to go on until 62 (three years’ time). An opportunity has arisen to work on a number of projects outside education and I know I would enjoy these despite the poor remuneration. ...
Apple’s addiction to iPhone shows no sign of waning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....Pearson has come a long way since it began selling off its crown jewels, including Madame Tussauds, investment bank Lazard and more recently the Financial Times and the Economist, with its stake in book publisher Penguin Random House the next on the block. Unfortunately it has been in the wrong direction, with the company’s concentration on educational publishing proving problematic, particularly in the key US market. ...
Hero's legacy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 12:07:14 AM
.... While Viviane is the CEO of the foundation, her daughter Bianca is head of branding. The foundation uses the money it raises to fund ambitious educational projects, which are today its core business. ...
'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print image
.... The decline in consumer ebooks has been led by a slump in sales of the most popular segment, fiction, which plummeted 16% to £165m last year. Lotinga says that while there has been an increase in sales of ebooks and subscriptions in non-consumer areas, such as education and academic titles, there are certain types of consumer books people prefer to read in paper format. ...
How can companies cut the UK's class pay gap? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:30:08 AM
. It’s no surprise that social class can affect your life chances, but recently the education secretary highlighted the problem with a stark statistic. ...
Brexit brain drain threatens UK universities, MPs warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:39 AM
....The government is being urged to act swiftly to halt a post-Brexit brain drain which threatens the international competitiveness of the UK’s university sector. A significant new report by MPs sitting on the Commons education committee says the rights of 32,000 university staff from EU countries to continue working in the UK should be guaranteed as a matter of urgency. ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
.... According to news magazine Der Spiegel, Sergej W had carried out his military service in 2008, where he worked as a electrician supporting an army medical unit. Other reports in the German press pointed out that Sergej W has completed an apprenticeship prize as a electronics technician, winning an educational prize for technical engineering in July 2015. ...
Russia's secret image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:17:03 PM
.... . Along with the growth in specialist research institutes, technical education was made available to everyone and women were encouraged to pursue careers in this field. ...
Presidential challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:10:40 PM
With a whiff of sulphur, George Osborne was gone – but for how long? | Polly Toynbee image
.... That’s an image people understand all too well, though he knew it to be nonsense on stilts when applied to the national economy. In an echo chamber, he hammered in the message: you know Labour always borrows and spends recklessly; you know we could never afford all that extra funding for the NHS and education, all those 3,500 children’s centres, all those splendidly revived proud city centres. ...
It's good to talk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:00:53 AM
....The OECD has produced an international study of well-being and how young people feel about their lives. The think tank's education director Andreas Schleicher explains how much positive impact can come from simple changes such as parents taking time to talk to their children and eating a meal together. ...
Services matter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:13:46 PM
....On the ratchet clause the Commission says it won't have the effect that critics allege. And it says the EU won't make commitments on allowing foreign suppliers to provide some key publicly funded services, including health and education. ...
The Guardian view on apprenticeships: an invitation for employers to cheat | Editorial image
.... Scale back the ambition. Great strides in understanding weaknesses in Britain’s vocational and technical education have been made through Lord Sainsbury’s report on 16-plus educational choices and the Holman investigation into career guidance. ...
Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:01:18 AM
....”. The thinktank noted that adults who had left full-time education without GCSE-level qualifications were almost twice as likely as graduates to be unemployed a year after being made redundant – making them especially in need of help to retrain. ...
‘Your manager’s behaviour has been inexcusable’ – our work expert responds image
....I have been offered a teaching position in South Korea that is well paid and would be a new experience. Although I have enjoyed working in Tefl, I am uncertain whether I want to remain in education and I am having serious doubts. ...
Labour plans clampdown on 'sweetheart deals' to close £36bn tax gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 11:01:09 PM
....“The Tories are running a rigged economy for the super-rich and giant corporate tax dodgers. Only Labour will stand up for workers and small businesses to make our tax system fair and our public services like education and the NHS protected. ...
Here’s how to civilise Uber, and make the other ‘death stars’ work for us too | Deborah Orr image
.... We know they generate wealth. We know they can deliver benefits, enhancing communication, education, creativity, entrepreneurship, entertainment, sociability – all sorts of things that nourish human beings. ...
UK firms 'struggling to recruit staff' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:07:25 AM
.... . "We know that businesses need a highly-skilled workforce to attract the right people for the right jobs and we are helping to deliver this through initiatives like our modern Industrial Strategy, our £500m annual investment in technical education and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. ...
What is an ordinary working person? PM's grammar schools report has the answer | Larry Elliot image
.... An OWP was someone who played by the rules, put in a decent shift at work, tried to be self-reliant, was a striver not a shirker, but that was as far as it went. Now we know – at least as far as the education system is concerned. ...
Students face sharp rise in interest on tuition loans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:02:18 AM
....The Department for Education is also trying to sell off more student loan debt to private investors. An education department spokeswoman said that rates for the autumn are "not confirmed" until September. ...
UK needs immigration to keep service industries going, says ONS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:50:16 AM
.... They are also likely to be over-educated for the jobs they do. But they also show that migrants from western European countries are more likely to have a university degree, to be higher paid and to work in a job that matches their education. ...
Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut | George Monbiot image
....The diagram consists of two rings. The inner ring of the doughnut represents a sufficiency of the resources we need to lead a good life: food, clean water, housing, sanitation, energy, education, healthcare, democracy. ...
Lyrics battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:21:14 PM
.... This is false". More stories from the BBC's Global education series looking at education from an international perspective, and how to get in touch. ...
The good stuff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:19:56 PM
....Jude Ower loved playing video games as a child, but she never dreamed that her passion would eventually become a force for good and win her accolades and honours. After 12 years making games for education and training, she went on to create an international games platform with a social conscience - Playmob. ...
Free trade warning – IMF, WTO and World Bank say it must be defended image
.... Key policy initiatives such as training, temporary income support, job search assistance and targeted trade adjustment assistance are important. Approaches beyond labour market policies – such as education, housing and regional policy – are also needed. ...
I want to give up Tefl teaching – should I refuse a post offered in South Korea? image
....I have been offered a new teaching position in South Korea, which is well paid and a new experience. Although I have enjoyed working in Tefl, I am uncertain whether I want to remain in education and, for this reason, I am having serious doubts. ...
Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral | Martha Lane Fox image
....So what might such a country look like? It could be one that celebrates not just digital skills but digital understanding – the ability to both use technology and to comprehend, in real terms, the impact that it has on our lives. Estonia has been investing in tech education since 1998, when all schools in the country went online; today, companies such as Skype are worth billions of dollars and, as co-founder Taavet Hinrikus told the Economist back in 2013, high-school students now dream of being entrepreneurs instead of rock stars. ...
Economists have to let go of the delusion that they have all the answers | Tim Thornton image
.... Small wonder that there is currently a large worldwide movement of students − the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics − calling for these schools to be brought back into the economics curriculum. Notably, these students are also calling for greater interdisciplinarity in their education. ...

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