Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday RocketFuel

::: World poverty more widespread than earlier thought
- 1.4 billion people live in poverty, more than its earlier estimate of 985 million people living in poverty in 2004.
- The poverty rate in China has plummeted from 85% to 15.9%, with the biggest part of that drop coming in the past 15 years, when China opened up to Western investment and its coastal regions boomed.
- The new figures still suggest that the world will reach its millennium development goal of halving the 1990 level of poverty by 2015.
- Poverty has fallen by about 1% per year since 1981
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::: danah boyd on the Amethyst Initiative
How would her recommendations change the behavior of American youth workers and youth groups? [

::: The dollar at six month high against the Euro

::: History's Greatest Journeys
Gare de L'est in Paris was the Western terminus for the Orient Express.
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