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Best Countries to Be an Immigrant, U.S. News

“…To determine the Best Countries to Be an Immigrant, U.S. News assessed international perceptions of a country, as well as immigration policy and economic data….More than 21,000 people from all regions of the world participated in the Best Countries survey, in which they assessed how closely they associated 80 countries with specific characteristics. Four of… Continue Reading

Pew Survey – Republicans increasingly say colleges have negative impact on U.S.

“Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments of the impact of several of the nation’s leading institutions – including the news media, colleges and universities and churches and religious organizations – and in some cases, the gap in these views is significantly wider today than it was just a year ago. While a majority of… Continue Reading

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis

CRS report via FAS – Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis, James K. Jackson, Specialist in International Trade and Finance. June 29, 2017. “Foreign direct investment in the United States in 2015 increased by 83% over that recorded in 2014. (Note: The United States defines foreign direct investment as the ownership… Continue Reading

NYT – How the Growth of E-Commerce Is Shifting Retail Jobs

“Although online shopping companies have created hundreds of thousands of jobs, they have not directly made up for the losses at traditional retailers, and the new jobs tend to be concentrated in a small number of large cities…Employment attributed to electronic shopping firms has doubled in the last five years, outpacing other types of retail….” Continue Reading

WSJ ceases publishing blogs on law, economy, arts

NeimanLab: “On the heels of ending its news digest app and fine-tuning its push notification strategy, The Wall Street Journal shut down eight blogs on Monday [July 3, 2017]. Their topics ranged from legal news to the Chinese economy to arts, culture, and entertainment. The shutterings were another condensation of platforms in the Wall Street… Continue Reading

UK’s Independent Factchecking Site

“Full Fact is the UK’s independent factchecking charity. We provide free tools, information and advice so that anyone can check the claims we hear from politicians and the media…In its short history, Full Fact has significantly improved the accuracy of public debate. We publish factchecks and secure corrections, but we also champion a culture in… Continue Reading

Esri Demographics – data focuses on diversity of US population

“Esri offers comprehensive demographic, lifestyle segmentation, consumer spending, and business content for a variety of geographic levels in the United States for use in analyzing markets and consumers, identifying underserved communities, and formulating better business decisions and policy decisions. Much of this information can be accessed as ready-to-use map layers in the Demographics and Lifestyle… Continue Reading

Global Forecasting Service – The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist – Global Forecasting Service. This is free portion of a fee based service that is updated regularly – covering the World, North America, Europe, Asia & Australia, Latin America, Middle East & Africa. Continue Reading

OECD – International Migration Outlook 2017

“The International Migration Outlook 2017 [free version online, June 28, 2017], the 41st edition of this annual OECD publication, analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-member countries. Where relevant, it examines the impact of the recent increase in humanitarian migration. It looks at the evolution of the labour… Continue Reading

Open Sourcing ContraxSuite and Legal Tech and the Modern Information Economy

News release – July 3, 2017: “Over the last decade, we’ve spent many thousands of effort-­‐hours developing the contract analytics and document analytics tools that we use with clients. These tools, based on enterprise-­‐ quality open source frameworks for natural language processing, machine learning, and optical character recognition, have allowed us to quickly and easily… Continue Reading

DC launches interactive dashboard to map the performance of area transportation

“The District Mobility Project responds to a request from the DC Council to assess the state of congestion for all surface modes in the District and identify actions to address that congestion. Broadening that vision, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) sought to better quantify and qualify the state of its transportation system performance from… Continue Reading

IMF – Millennials and the Future of Work

IMF Finance and Development Report, June 2017 (64 pages, PDF): Includes – The Future of Work, Arun Sundararajan – The digital economy will sharply erode the traditional employer-employee relationship Continue Reading