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september 2018 by freerange_inc
The direction of is not singular, but multiple. In ‘Which way? Who Says? Why?’ Andy Stirling,
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may 2018 by cian
Daily chart: Measuring a progressive society | The Economist
IT HAS long been said that economic output is too narrow a gauge by which to measure the progress of nations. One of the earliest alternative indicators of progress, the UN’s Human Development Index, was first compiled in 1990 and combines wealth, education and life expectancy to give a broader comparison of living conditions in one country relative to another. But in recent years a plethora of new indices that go “beyond GDP” have emerged. One is the Social Progress Index (SPI), by the Social Progress Imperative, an American think-tank (whose advisory board includes Matthew Bishop, an Economist Group employee), which eschews GDP entirely and focuses on 53 social and environmental output indicators under three headings: basic needs, the foundations of well-being and opportunity.
socialprogress  development  economy  comparison  country  ranking  SocialProgressIndex  SocialProgressImperative  qualityoflife  global  Economist  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
John Dewey My Pedagogic Creed
" I believe that the only true education comes through the stimulation of the child's powers by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself. Through these demands he is stimulated to act as a member of a unity, to emerge from his original narrowness of action and feeling and to conceive of himself from the standpoint of the welfare of the group to which he belongs. Through the responses which others make to his own activities he comes to know what these mean in social terms. The value which they have is reflected back into them. For instance, through the response which is made to the child's instinctive babblings the child comes to know what those babblings mean; they are transformed into articulate language and thus the child is introduced into the consolidated wealth of ideas and emotions which are now summed up in language."
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june 2015 by robertogreco
When It Comes to Social Progress, the Average Human Lives in Cuba
A newly released index measures social progress across 133 countries, independent of economics.
ddj  djl  index  social  progress  socialprogress  economics 
april 2015 by winnydejong | The Undocumented Migration Project
"Based at the University of Michigan, the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) is a long-term anthropological study of undocumented migration between Mexico and the United States that uses ethnography, archaeology, and forensic science to better understand this clandestine social process."
mexico  us  border  borders  migration  socialprogress  archaeology  ethnography  anthropology  ump  via:villagedog  immigration  jasondeleón  camerongokee  michaelwells  robyndennis  samgrabowska  johndoering-white  hannahderose-wilson  ashleyschubert  annaforringer-beal  mayafernandez  justineaubendrummond 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Homeboy Industries Transforms Lives of Former Gang Members in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Police Department estimates that the city is home to more than 450 active gangs, with 45,000 members. For many impoverished youths growing up in inner city L.A., joining a gang is seen as a mark of honor, and it's often difficult to escape that cycle of violence.

But for nearly 25 years, Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, has been helping former gang members find alternatives. After joining a local parish in the gritty Boyle Heights neighborhood in 1986, he was struck by how many funeral services he was holding for teen gang members, and knew he needed to help them find opportunities to get off the streets.
socialprogress  gangs  work  charity  society  news 
december 2012 by inteligrrl
American Dream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Dream, sometimes in the phrase "Chasing the American Dream," is a national ethos of the United States in which freedom includes a promise of the possibility of prosperity and success. In the American Dream, first expressed by James Truslow Adams in 1931, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.[1] The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the second sentence of the United States Declaration of Independence which states that "all men are created equal" and that they are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."[2]
american  dream  americandream  socialprogress  mobility  society  culture  usa 
december 2010 by coldbrain

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