Social Mobility Concerns : OECD sounds alarm over ‘broken elevator’ for social mobility

Social Mobility Concerns People living in developed economies are less likely to climb up or slide down the earnings ladder than their parents were—a fixable problem that is weakening confidence in the economic system, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said Friday By PAUL HANNON     The Wall Street Journal Fri., June 15, 2018 Social Mobility Concerns People living in …

Differences East Germans

Differences East Germans : Why do They invest and vote differently?

Differences East Germans By LEONID BERSHIDSKY Bloomberg Sat., June 9, 2018 Differences East Germans At first look, it seems too obvious to need saying: Long after a Communist regime’s fall, people who lived under communism remain different from those who didn’t. It’s possible, however, that the differences between them have even deeper historical roots than merely the Communist experience. In a recent …

Sandwich Brand Acquired – JAB deal to buy Pret a Manger one of firm’s biggest moves on global stage

Sandwich Brand Acquired By THOMAS MULIER  BloombergSARAH SYED Tues., May 29, 2018 With its acquisition of Pret a Manger, JAB Holding Co. is taking a quintessentially British institution — the sandwich — on a global expansion drive, adding the brand to its stable of restaurant chains that include Panera Bread Co. and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Pret a Manger has room for growth …

India Inequality can be seen from outer space in pictures from satellites

India Inequality   India Inequality Are night lights on earth captured by satellites from outer space a good way to measure inequality? Economists Praveen Chakravarty and Vivek Dehejia certainly believe so. They acquired images grabbed by satellites from the US Air Force Defence Meteorological Satellite Programme. These satellites circle the earth 14 times a day and record lights from the …

Canada Forbes – 30 Under 30 Class Of 2018: Young Stars – 13 Canadians

Canada Forbes Canada Forbes – What never grows old? The burning desire of youth to reinvent the world. That ambition, confidence and impatience is on full display in our 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30, our annual encyclopedia of creative disruption featuring 600 young stars in 20 different industries. Canada Forbes 1 of 13 Xavier Dolan Montreal’s Xavier Dolan …

Sergio Marchionne

Sergio Marchionne , one of the longest-serving CEOs in the auto industry

Sergio Marchionne Sergio Marchionne Marchionne, one of the longest-serving chief executives in the auto industry, confirmed on Monday, the opening of the North American International Auto Show, that he is stepping down from his position as CEO next year. The automaker in June will release a business plan extending through 2022, after which it will name Marchionne’s successor. The executive also …