Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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Obama is right on both fronts. Clean policies not only offer necessary protections, they stimulate jobs.

From Scotland to Shanghai to Sao Paolo, the world is moving decisively toward a clean technology conversion and the jobs that come with it for urgent environmental, security and…

Posted at 4:31am and tagged with: obama, regulations, facts, environment, policy, jobs, economics, stimulus, climate change, energy, coal, GHG, carbon, careers,.


Waidi ren, or ‘outsiders’, are the rural unskilled who migrate to China’s booming cities illegally, and are forming a permanent underclass:

Andrew Jacobs, China Takes Aim at Rural Influx

According to the Beijing Bureau of Statistics, more than one-third of the capital’s 19.6 million…

Posted at 7:21am and tagged with: china, civil unrest, economics, hukuo, policy, rural migration, underclass, urbanization, waidi ren, future unrest,.