Unemployment Rates Decline While Underemployment is on the Rise in the U.S.

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Study finds no one is immune to the possibility of experiencing underemployment.

While unemployment has been a frequent topic of discussion during the recession, underemployment and its effects have not, even though the number of underemployed workers has also increased. A study published online last week in the Journal of Management, “‘I Have a Job, But…’ A Review of Underemployment,” by University of Nevada, Reno Assistant Professor Frances M. McKee-Ryan and University of Alabama Assistant Professor Jaron Harvey brings attention to the topic and its potentially detrimental effects to individuals, organizations and society.

 

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Rethinking Scarcity in an Abundant World

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Science fiction has long dreamed of a post-scarcity society, and it’s become quite common to hear discussions about transitioning from a world of scarcity to a world of abundance. But for all the good intentions and creative thinking, our limitations, both human and material, will be an ever-present force in society and a very necessary one. The trick is understanding which aspects of society will flow towards abundance and which ones will not.

 

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Hospital Cleaners Are Worth More To Society Than Bankers

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New research methodology devised by New Economics Foundation (NEF) to calculate the social value of different jobs has concluded that hospital cleaners create more than £10 in value for every £1 they receive in pay. Meanwhile “elite City bankers” – those who earn over £500,000 – destroy £7 of value for every £1 they create.

 

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Polarization Of Society Is Upon Us

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Polarization of various forms is upon us:  great wealth and scarcity, fast and slow paced life options, info overload and info indigestion.  Based on currently emerging trends, these forms of polarization of society: weather, behavior, work and play, will create new ideas, opportunities for businesses, choices for people and clues to how society may evolve in the 21st century. 

 

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How Consumers And Businesses Are Embracing ‘Foreverism’

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‘Foreverism’

While the ‘now’ has never been more popular, with many consumers still keen on instant gratification, trying to maximize the amount of experiences they can collect in as little time as possible (and with as little budget as possible), there are equally strong forces promoting the ‘forever’:

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The simplification mandate – Surpassing the complexity threshold

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“Our life is frittered away by detail …. Simplify, simplify.” — Henry David Thoreau

Ever have one of those days?

Run a day late on a credit card payment, and you’re dinged a $39 late fee.
 
Miss a traffic sign on our way across town – right in front of a cop – and get dinged another $150.
 
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Money May Not Buy Happiness But It Does Get You A Longer, Healthier Life

Money May Not Buy Happiness But It Get You A Longer, Healthier Life

The moneyed and those who retire early are likely to live longer, happier lives 

It may not guarantee happiness, but money, it seems, is the key to a long and healthy old age. 

Those who are poorer and less well educated die earlier and develop illness sooner than the better off and well-qualified, a Government-backed study said yesterday.

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$10M Healthcare X Prize Seeks To Reinvent U.S. Healthcare System

$10 Million Healthcare X Prize Seeks To Reinvent U.S. Healthcare System

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Organizers of the X Prize, who have set up contests for space travel, DNA research and super-efficient cars, said on Tuesday they are offering $10 million to the winner of a contest to transform the health of people in a small U.S. community.

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