The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay

from Nikki Graf, Anna Brown and Eileen Patten of the Pew Research Center –

The gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980, but it has remained relatively stable over the past 15 years or so. In 2018, women earned 85% of what men earned, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers in the United States. Based on this estimate, it would take an extra 39 days of work for women to earn what men did in 2018.

By comparison, the Census Bureau found that, in 2017, full-time, year-round working women earned 80% of what their male counterparts earned.

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Posted in Compensation, Gender Gap, Pew Research, Women

More than 1600 attend Buttigieg Iowa event that expected 50

from Morgan Gstalter of The Hill –

More than 1,600 people attended a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg in Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday, May 16, after it was originally supposed to be a 50 person meet-and-greet.

 The candidate has surged ahead in the crowded field of Democrats, coming in third in a new Emerson poll behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Democrats, Gender, The Hill

Pew Research Center: 18 striking findings from 2018

By Abigail Geiger of the Pew Research Center –

Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on a host of issues every year. We explore public opinion on topics ranging from foreign policy to cyberbullying, as well as demographic trends, such as the emergence of the post-Millennial generation and changes in the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States.

Here are 18 of last year’s standout findings, taken from our analyses over the past year.

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Posted in Demographics, Immigrants, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Brexit and its Parallels with the English Civil war

From David Murrin, author of Breaking the Code of History –

At the time of the June 23, 2016 referendum, I classified Brexit as having the same energy as the English civil war in 1642-1651. This was based on both occurring at similar stages along the 5 phases of a culture’s life cycle. At this stage, Britain is seeking to adapt and evolve its next national identity to expand to become a new Global Britain.

When we made this proposal, it was a unique analogy that didn’t resonate with anyone else.

But as a thought leader, I seek to see things before others – and to anticipate trends before they commence. As I have discussed in many Murrinations, our Brexit analogy has turn out to be very accurate. Three years on there is an ever-increasing recognition that the forces for change and evolution of British society are set against those of the status quo who refuse to allow the will of the people to be enacted.

The two sides consist of the people versus their government, parliament, civil service, and the EU. These two sides are becoming increasingly polarised – as was the case in the early stages of the English civil war. Notably and commensurately references to this period have been increasing in the press with the two excellent examples below:

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Posted in Brexit, David Murrin, European Union, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United Kingdom

The Deadly Dance of the Eagle and the Dragon, Part 6: Conclusion

By David Murrin, author of Breaking the Code of History –

Reviewing America’s progress in containing the momentum of the Chinese challenge we must conclude that so far it is “too little too late.”  Trump’s America needs to find another gear level to be successful.

We have long argued that competition for resources regulates the rate of a strategic challenge, and ultimately wars. A prime example is the ‘cold war’ which can be modelled…

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Posted in China, civilization, David Murrin, Donald Trump, leadership, Power, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States